Kennewick — Benton County commissioners today unanimously appointed a new state senator to send to Olympia -- Sharon Brown.
A special meeting was today at the Benton County Justice Center in Kennewick, to choose the replacement for Jerome Delvin, who was elected as a Benton commissioner in November.
Benton County Republicans on Jan. 17 narrowed a field of six applicants to state Reps. Larry Haler, R-Richland, Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, and Kennewick Mayor Pro Tem Sharon Brown.
Delvin plans to resign from the seat when a replacement is named.
Brown was elected to the Kennewick City Council in 2009.