Jerome Delvin

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Jerome Delvin
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Washington State Senate District 8
Former Member
In office
2004-December 2012
Deputy Republican Whip, Washington State Senate
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
AssociatesColumbia Basin College, 1981
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1974-1977
Place of birthRichland, WA
Office website
Jerome Delvin is a former Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 8 from his appointment in 2004 to December 2012. He resigned to serve as Benton County Commissioner.[1] From 2007 to 2013, he was the Deputy Minority Whip. Delvin served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1994 to 2004. He was the Assistant Majority Leader from 1997 to 1999. He was then the Assistant Republican Floor Leader from 1999 to 2000.[2]

Delvin has 27 years of police work experience. Delvin was in the Military Police for the United States Army from 1974 to 1977. He was a security patrol officer for Rockwell Hanford Company from 1978 to 1979. He then worked as a police officer for the Richland Police Department from 1979 to 2007.

Delvin earned his AS in Criminal Justice from Columbia Basin College. He went on to receive his AA in Literature from Columbia Basin College in 1981.[3]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Delvin served on the following committees:



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Jerome Delvin defeated Brad Anderson (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010. He ran for re-election to the Washington State Senate District 8. He ran against Brad Anderson in the Republican Primary on August 17, 2010. [4][5]

Washington State Senate, District 8 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jerome Delvin (R) 31,083 63.92%
Brad Anderson (R) 17,546 36.08%
Washington State Senate, District 8 Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jerome Delvin (R) 19,018 68.17%
Green check mark transparent.png Brad Anderson (R) 8,878 31.83%


In November 2006, Delvin ran unopposed and was re-elected for the Eighth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 32,963 votes.

Morton raised $96,308 for his campaign.[6]

Washington State Senate, District 8 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jerome Delvin (R) 32,963

Campaign donors


In 2010, Delvin received $133,492 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.[7]


In 2006, Delvin collected $96,308 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign. [8]

Donor Amount
Broadband Communications Association of Washington $1,400
Physicians Insurance A Mutual Co. $1,400
Avista Corp. $1,400
Puget Sound Energy $1,400


Delvin is married to his wife, Josie. They have 5 children and eleven grandchildren.


Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. [9]


Delvin proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $295.8 million, the 17th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[10]

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Preceded by
Washington Senate District 8
Succeeded by
Sharon Brown (R)