Kyle Curtis has announced his intent to run for Yakima County Commissioner in District 2.
Curtis, chief financial officer for Ramsey Companies Inc. in White Swan, is looking to fill the seat held by Commissioner Ron Anderson. Anderson announced in January that he would be retiring at the end of the year and is not running for reelection.
All three commission seats are up for election in 2022 because of a lawsuit. Immigrant rights advocate group OneAmerica filed the suit, alleging the county’s voting system disenfranchises Latino residents. The county settled with the group last year and redrew the commissioner districts. District 2 includes parts of Yakima proper, Terrace Heights and Union Gap.
Curtis, a Republican, said in a news release that he hopes to address issues of public safety, homelessness, mental health and housing in Yakima County.