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Rodriguez is staying positive in a close race against Ettl

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- For position five, which is an at-large position Council Member Sonia Rodriguez is squaring off against long-time Yakima broadcaster Dave Ettl. 

Ettl is leading with 52% of the vote.This is one of the closest races in Yakima's local elections. 

Even though incumbent Sonia Rodriguez is falling behind, she says she isn't giving up hope on her campaign or her number one priority, gang prevention.

"Win or lose, I'm going to keep on that issue. I think it's very important that as a community we develop a strategy to really make a difference," said Rodriguez.

Rodriguez took the council seat left vacant by Norm Johnson this year, she's also an attorney. Ettl is a radio host for KIT.

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