Don Benton

Don Benton REPRepublican

American politician in Washington (born 1957)

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Don BentonREPRepublican American politician in Washington (born 1957)
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WAResidence (state)

Donald Mark Benton (born April 8, 1957) is an American politician. Originally from Santa Clarita, California, he served as a member of the Washington House of Representatives from 1995 to 1996 and the Washington State Senate from 1996 to 2017, representing Washington's 17th legislative district. He served as campaign director for Donald Trump in Washington. In 2016, after Trump was elected, Benton was appointed as a senior White House advisor at the Environmental Protection Agency for a few weeks, but reportedly did not work well with newly appointed agency head Scott Pruitt. In April 2017, Benton was named by President Trump as the 13th Director of the Selective Service System. He served in that position until the inauguration of President Biden.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
College of the Canyons
AA
Concordia University
BS Business Management/Communication
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Former Senator
Washington State Senate
1996 - 2016
Minority Deputy Caucus Leader
Washington State Senate
2013 - 2015
Chair
Washington State Republican Party
2000
Representative
Washington State House of Representatives
1994 - 1996
Member
Republican Precinct Committee
Founder
The Benton Group
1988 - Current
District Manager
Farmers Insurance Group
1981 - 1988
Co-Founder
Santa Clarita Temporaries, Incorporated
1979 - 1983
Other Experience1 - 23 of 23
Chair
Awards Committee, Pack 358, Boy Scouts of America
Former Member
Board of Trustees, College of the Canyons
Lifetime Member
Mount Hood Masonic Lodge 32
Volunteer
American Red Cross
Washington State Chair
American Legislative Exchange Council
Assistant Scout Master
Pack 358, Boy Scouts of America
Board Member
Wolverton Mountain Gun Club
Former Board Member
Clark County Red Cross
Former President
Jaycees
Former President
College of the Canyons
Former President
Red Cross Board of Directors
Life Member
Vancouver Moose Lodge 1774
Member
Salmon Creek Methodist Church
Member
First Church of God
Member
Financial Literacy Public-Private Partnership
Member
Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce
Member
Battleground Soccer Club
President
Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees
Former Member
Government Operations, Tribal Relations and Elections Committee, Washington State Senate
Former Chair
Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, Washington State Senate
Former Member
Rules Committee, Washington State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Transportation Committee, Washington State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Government Operations and Security Committee, Washington State Senate