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Former Yakima City Councilman found dead

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Former Yakima City Councilman, Ron Bonlender has been found dead. His wife, Kathi found him sitting in his car in the driveway of their home Friday afternoon. He was 68-years-old. The Yakima County Coroner says it appears that he died from cardiac arrest. Ron was very involved in the Yakima community. He supported Yakima's effort to move to district-only voting in the past. Most recently, he was a proponent for the Prop. 1 ballot measure. He and his wife also owned the Sub Shops of Yakima.