Like many others, I read the Herald-Republic’s Nov. 21 editorial (“Redrawing legislative districts is a game of inches”) about the state Redistricting Commission’s failure to agree on new legislative and congressional boundaries on time and what happens next.

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When I became Yakima County commissioner in 2020, my priority was to defend the businesses, schools and churches of Yakima County from government overreach in the wake of the COVID pandemic. My stance has not changed.

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