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Sharon Brown
Sharon Brown.jpg
Washington State Senate, District 8
In office
January 28, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 2
Vice President Pro Tempore, Washington State Senate
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJanuary 28, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Sharon Brown is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 8. She was first appointed to the chamber on January 28, 2013, to replace Jerome Delvin (R) after he resigned to serve as Benton County Commissioner.[1]

Brown has served as Vice President Pro Tempore since 2014.

Brown was a potential 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Washington.[2] She announced on March 17, 2014, that she would not run for the seat.[3]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development
Early Learning & K-12 Education
Energy, Environment & Telecommunications



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 25 districts in the Washington State Senate took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Sharon Brown (R) and Doug McKinley (D) were unopposed in the primary. McKinley was defeated by Brown in the general election.[4][5][6]

Washington State Senate, District 8 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Brown Incumbent 74.2% 30,552
     Democratic Doug McKinley 25.8% 10,649
Total Votes 41,201
See also: Washington's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Brown was a potential candidate in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 4th District.[2] She announced on March 17, 2014, that she would not run for the seat.[3]


See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Brown won re-election in the special election for Washington State Senate District 8. The election was for the remaining year of Jerome Delvin (R)'s term. Brown was selected to fill Delvin's vacancy for the 2013 legislative session. Brown advanced in the Republican primary on August 6 and defeated Phillip R. Lemley (R) in the special election, which took place on November 5.[7][8][9][10][11]

Washington State Senate, District 8, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Brown Incumbent 75.2% 22,672
     Republican Phillip R. Lemley 24.8% 7,488
Total Votes 30,160


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Washington

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In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes for or against CCF's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "small business interests."
Legislators are scored on their stances on pro-choice issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on their "work to support and advance the UW and higher education."
Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[13] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[13] Brown missed 0 votes in a total of 1009 roll calls.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerome Delvin (R)
Washington Senate District 8
Succeeded by