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IDA dentist wins primary election for state House seat



Longtime IDA member Dr. Denny Zent is one step closer to being an Indiana State Representative, following a significant victory in the May 8 primary election.

Garnering 5,367 votes district-wide, Dr. Zent defeated Republican opponent Aaron Claudy, who received 1,481 votes. Dr. Zent will face Democrat Lon Keys in the general election in November. Keys received 641 total votes in the primary.

If elected Dr. Zent may be the first dentist ever elected to the Indiana General Assembly. After final vote counts were released, a statement from the Zent campaign expressed gratitude for support from the dental community:

We are grateful for the overwhelming amount of support we received from the voters in Steuben and LaGrange counties. We will proudly represent them, as well as our dental community, in the next session of the Indiana House of Representatives. Only with the support of our dental friends and family were we able to accomplish this victory that gives us a voice in the Indiana House, for the future of dentistry and health care issues next Session.

To learn more about how you can support the election of Dr. Denny Zent to the Indiana state legislature, visit his campaign’s website,, for more information on his campaign’s progress.

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