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The purpose of the Yakima county Democratic  Central Committee is to elect Democrats to public office and to promote democratic values within the community.

We assist individuals through training and support to develop leadership skills so they may effectively participate in the community, leading to appointed or elected public office. The Democratic Party actively engages the media, promoting our positions, and supports coalition building around our values.


  • Stewardship of the environment
  • Service to the community
  • Economic, racial, and environmental justice
  • Accessible and affordable health care for all
  • Safe working conditions and fair, living wages
  • Quality public education
  • Peaceful resolution of conflict
  • Equal opportunity for all

The new Executive Board Members (elected 12-03-2016) for the Yakima County Democratic Central Committee (YCDCC) and 14th Legislative District (LD) for 2016-2018 are as follows:


  • Chair, Naomi Whitmore
  • Vice Chair, Jack McEntire
  • Secretary, Dr. Kay Funk
  • Treasurer, Margie Van Cleve
  • State Committeewoman, Susan Soto Palmer
  • State Commiteeman, Nuno Fernandez

14th Legislative District

  • Chair, Elizabeth Figueroa
  • Vice Chair, Aaron Case
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • State Committeewoman, Patricia Whitefoot
  • State Commiteeman, Mathew K.M. Tomaskin

The 15th Legislative District reorganized on January 19th, 2017 and elected the following officers:

15th Legislative District

  • Chair, AJ Cooper
  • Vice Chair, Walt Braten
  • Secretary, Teodora Martinez-Chavez
  • Treasurer, Pat Jory
  • State Committeewoman, Margie Van Cleve
  • State Commiteeman, Gabriel Munoz

Bylaws of the Yakima County Democratic Central Committee

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  • Attend or teach a workshop
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Yakima County Democratic Central Committee

PO Box 121, Yakima WA 98907 | 509-452-7197