The Senate majority is a majority again.
The Pierce County Council named University Place Republican Rep. Steve OBan to replace Sen. Mike Carrell, who died last week.
OBan was the second choice of local party activists but far and away the favorite of a crowd that packed the council meeting room today. He was also Carrells choice to eventually replace him, his widow Charlotte said in a letter read by OBans brother in law, radio host David Boze.
The unanimous vote for OBan came after a close 4-3 vote to reject the partys first choice, former County Councilman Dick Muri.