County Commissioner

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Commissioner, District 3
   4 year term
Susan Soto Palmer


Susan Soto Palmer

(Prefers Democratic Party)

In 2016, we witnessed underrepresented communities throughout, impactfully rally for desired policies to positively influence quality of life while preserving and protecting our precious resources, i.e., water, agriculture, economy, businesses with dignified and equitable solutions.  In partnership, we continue actions to restore life-enhancing policies including the safety and stability of our diverse families, living wages, protecting worker’s rights, women’s rights, affordable quality housing and healthcare and other potent issues affecting our daily lives.

As your County Commissioner #3, I am committed to equitable, innovative solutions, creating increased public access and transparency to the system of the Commissioners’ service.

Contact:  509-941-3764;;

Norm Childress


Norm Childress

(Prefers Republican Party)


I’m Norm Childress and I would like work for you as a Yakima County Commissioner.

I have lived in Yakima County my entire life and have enjoyed working with people up and down the valley, serving on many Boards and Committees.  With over 35 years experience working in both county and city government I have developed a variety of skills that will help me succeed in the role of County Commissioner.

I will work hard for the people of Yakima County.
I am a proven leader.
I know how to get the job done.
I do it every day.

Contact:  509-830-3898,,