Tony Sandoval will run for Yakima City Council again this year, he announced this week in a news release.

A former county Democratic Party chairman and local businessman who closed his inflatable bouncy house company, A1 Jumpers, at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sandoval will run for the city’s District 4 seat.

According to his news release, Sandoval would focus on crime reduction, open government, community health and economic development.

Sandoval lost Yakima council races in 2015 and 2017 after a failed 2014 run at the U.S. House.

Filing for local office happens May 17-21, with the primary in August and general election in November. Council terms are four years.

Three Yakima council seats are up this year. The District 4 seat is currently held by Kay Funk, who has said she does not plan to run for reelection.

District 6 and District 2 also have openings. Brad Hill, who represents District 6, does not plan to run again. Jason White, who represents District 2, hasn’t attended council meetings since June 2020.

Reach Pat Muir at pmuir@yakimaherald.com.