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President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Donald M. Benton to the United States Selective Service System.

If confirmed, Donald M. Benton of Washington will serve as the Director of the United States Selective Service System. Mr. Benton served as a Senator in the Washington State legislature for 20 years from 1997 to 2017. He earlier served two terms as an elected college trustee on the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees and one term in the Washington State House of Representatives. Mr. Benton started his first company when he was 17 years old, and has built and sold several companies since.

Mr. Benton served as the Director of the Clark County Environmental Services Department from 2013 to 2016. During his tenure he reduced the cost of removing hazardous waste from the waste stream while doubling citizen participation and tripling the tonnage of hazardous waste removed. Mr. Benton was also responsible for Clark County certifying more Green Schools than in any other county in Washington State.

Mr. Benton also served as the White House Senior Advisor to the EPA during transition.