OLYMPIA – Sen. Steve Conway (D-South Tacoma) was re-elected to serve as vice president pro tempore of the Washington State Senate today following a unanimous vote by fellow senators.

As vice president pro tem, Conway will continue to preside over the Senate when the lieutenant governor and the president pro tem, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, are absent.

“It’s a profound honor to continue representing the Senate as the vice president pro tempore,” Conway said today after he was sworn in to the leadership post again. “I am humbled to receive the unanimous support of my Senate colleagues and thankful for the opportunity to serve in this role.”

Senators approved the nominations of Keiser and Conway to continue serving in the leadership posts today amid the opening of the 2019 legislative session. Both senators were first elected to serve in those roles at the opening of the 2018 legislative session.

The posts are, respectively, second and third in line of succession to the governor.

Conway, who joined the Senate in 2010 following 18 years of service in the State House of Representatives, was re-elected as the senator representing Washington’s 29th Legislative District in November. He is a member of the Senate Labor & Commerce, Ways & Means and Health & Long Term Care committees.