Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma, presided over the Washington Senate on Monday as vice president pro tempore.

The vice president pro tempore manages the legislative work of the Senate when the lieutenant governor and the president pro tempore – currently Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines – are absent.

Conway was unanimously elected to the leadership position by fellow senators and sworn in on Jan. 8 during the opening of the 2018 legislative session.