Baker Concedes Prepares to Name Childress Successor
Yakima County Commissioner Vicki Baker conceded in her race against Amanda McKinney on Monday saying she wanted to wait until Monday to take the action.
Baker says she has no regrets and says she's proud of the work she and others did to steer Yakima through the COVID-19 pandemic. Baker says she'll continue on the job as commissioner until the election is certified on November 24.
So far McKinney leads Baker 54% to 43%. Baker says she's thankful for all who supported her and her campaign.
Baker and Yakima County Commissioner Ron Anderson on Tuesday will name the replacement for the District 3 seat held by Norm Childress who died in September. The action is expected to happen during the 10:00 a.m. meeting of the Yakima County Commissioners. Three people want the job, LaDon Linde, Autumn Torres and Jim Restucci. One will be in the new Yakima County Commissioner in District 3 on Tuesday.