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Former Yakima Councilman Heading to Inauguration

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YAKIMA--Former Yakima City Council member Ron Bonlender is heading to our nation's capitol for Barack Obama's inauguration.

He said he had to go, calling Obama's victory, "the most exciting time in his voting life."

Bonlender will be filming for a documentary on his experiences for a public access channel.

Bonlender has high expectations for Obama's first speech as president.
"Something memorable, something that'll be quoted forever," Bonlender said.  "I think that he knows there's a lot of pressure on him."

He'll be in Washington, DC all next week.   We'll be in touch with Bonlender during his trip.

He's also blogging about his experience online at his website,