District 1 - Jerome Delvin
District 1 Commissioner Jerome Delvin
(Chairman Pro-Tem) was elected Commissioner January 1, 2013, which includes Richland and West Richland in Benton County. He previously served two and one-half terms in the state Senate and five terms in the state House of Representatives. He was a former military policeman and officer in the Hanford Patrol. Delvin retired from the Richland Police Department in January 2007 after 28 years as bomb technician and a Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer. Jerome is a lifelong resident of Benton County; an avid mountain climber and downhill skier. He lives in Richland with his wife, Josie, who is the Benton County Clerk.
House of Representatives 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002; Senate appointed May 12, 2004, elected November 2004, November 2006 and November 2010.
Served as member: State Energy Strategy Advisory Committee; Clean Energy Leadership Council; Legislative Council on River Governance; Joint Committee on Energy Supply and Energy Conservation; Board of Trustees, Life Sciences Discovery Fund Authority; Ex-Officio Member, Washington State Gambling Commission; Washington Climate Advisory Team; Joint Legislative Committee on Economic Development & International Relations; Committee on Education of Students in High Demand Fields; Electric Transmission Corridors Task Force.
Deputy Republican Whip, 2007-2012; Ranking Republican Member, Higher Education Committee 2007-08. Ranking Republican Member, Agriculture Committee 2009-10.
Assistant Republican Floor Leader, 1999-2000; Assistant Majority Floor Leader, 1997-1999; Co-Chair, Juvenile Justice Committee, 1999, 2000, 2001.
Civic Organizations and Activities:
Master Mason, Lodge #283; Past Board Member, Tri-Cities Convention Bureau; Board Member, RSVP Advisory Council; 2006, Past Board Member - Boys and Girls Club of Tri-Cities; Advisor, Sexual Assault Response Center; Board of Advisors, Doctors for Orphans.
President, International Law Enforcement Exchange Foundation; Life Member, International Association of Bomb Technicians; Charter Lifetime Member, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Past memberships: Executive Board, Washington State Council of Police Officers; National D.A.R.E. Officers Association. Past president, Richland Police Guild/Richland Police Benefit Association.
Associate of Arts, Columbia Basin College; Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice, Columbia Basin College.