President Trump selected Donald Benton to serve as director of the U.S. Selective Service System, according to a White House statement released late Monday.
Benton is no stranger to the Trump administration having served as White House senior adviser to the Environmental Protection Agency during the transition from November through January.
From 2013 to 2016, Benton directed the Clark County Environmental Services Department in Washington state. He was credited with lowering the cost of removing hazardous waste from the waste stream while tripling the tonnage of hazardous waste removed, according to the White House.
Benton was a state senator in Washington from 1997 to 2017 following a one term stint in the state House of Representatives.
Currently, Adam J. Copp serves as interim director of Selective Service.