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Democrat surprises, joins race for the state legislature

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YAKIMA--A Democrat and a Republican will challenge Norm Johnson in the race for 14th district state legislature.

Scott Brumback surprised Thursday by filing as a Democrat.  The political newcomer is a personal injury attorney based in Union Gap.  Brumback told KNDO he's also worked as a prosecutor.  He believes his legal background would help get anti-gang laws passed to help the Yakima Valley.

Michele Strobel, owner of Stratton Cosmetics in Selah, announced she would run for the seat in January on a Republican platform of small businesses and family values..  She also officially filed Thursday.

Norm Johnson is running for his second term in the state house.

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