Robert Udell, the Chief Criminal Deputy for Yakima County, announced his candidacy for Yakima County Sheriff on Tuesday.
Udell has served as a Sheriff’s Deputy for 28 years.  His roles have included Patrol Deputy, DARE officer in local schools, ORV Deputy patrolling mountain trails, investigating Detective for major crimes and crimes against women and children, Patrol Sergeant and ultimately, Chief Civil and Chief Criminal Deputy.
“Holding the important job of Sheriff offers a challenge I welcome and a responsibility I take very seriously."