Yakima's 4th City Council district encompasses the East/Central portion of the City.  According to the Yakima County Auditor's Office, 5,692 ballots have been mailed out to the district, and as of Friday 7/23, residents had returned 492 so far.

The incumbent is first-time councilwoman Dr. Kay Funk who replaced veteran uber-conservative Bill Lover who stepped down four years ago.  After what I would call a bit of a "bumpy" first term, Dr. Funk has decided not to seek re-election.  That opened the door for four individuals to file for the position including local businessman Mark Shervey,

4th District candidate Eduardo Luis Gutierrez Jr. did not respond to our efforts to set up an interview.

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