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Union Gap City Councilman Announces Run for County Commissioner

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Union Gap City Councilman Dan Olson announced his candidacy for Yakima County Commissioner this afternoon.

Olson had an unsuccessful run for County Commissioner two years ago in the third district.

This time he will be facing the incumbent Ronald Gamache in the 2nd district.

Olson currently lives in the 3rd district, but plans to move into a home he owns in the 2nd district by the time he files.

He made the announcement today in front of the valley mall in union gap.

Olson said, "I think we need somebody more aggressive and imposition to go out and work with our legislators to go after money especially for our law and justice."

Olson will bring ten years government experience to the job and if elected he plans to bring in higher paying jobs.

He says the county has driven away many of the companies that have been willing to move into the area. He also plans to address issues farmers are having due to the county's critical areas ordinance.

If elected Olson will resign from his position on the union gap council, he did not say whether he would stay on if he lost the election.