SALEM, Ore. – Earlier today, Coos, Curry, and Douglas County Commissioners met in a joint session to fill the vacancy in Senate District 1 created by the resignation of Dallas Heard (R-Roseburg). The commissioners voted unanimously to appoint State Representative David Brock Smith (R-Port Orford).
Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp (R-Bend) released the following statement:
“On behalf of the entire Senate Republican Caucus, I want to extend a warm welcome to Senator-Designate David Brock Smith. We have full confidence that you will represent Senate District 1 well and look forward to adding your knowledge and experience to our Caucus.”
Senator-Designate Brock Smith has served in the House since 2017. Details about his swearing-in are to be announced.