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Soto Palmer, Childress will vie for spot on Yakima County Commission

August 8, 2018
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Phil Ferolito

Palmer, a 48-year-old Democrat, said she was pleasantly surprised given that she spent a few weeks in Texas in [July] helping family with funeral arrangements for her brother, Tony Soto, who died unexpectedly.

“I knew that my team and all the Democrats had been working really hard — it’s been a coordinated effort,” she said by phone Tuesday night. “It’s surprising but it’s also pleasant because we hoped that the work we’ve been putting in would show up.”

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Soto-Palmer for county commissioner

08/03/18
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Nuno Fernandes, Yakima

"To the editor — I recommend Susan Soto-Palmer for Yakima County Commissioner, District 3. She stands for protecting precious resources like water, agriculture, and the diversity of our local economy, so that our children have a clean environment and professional opportunities at home after college. She will protect the legalization of marijuana that has provided Yakima County $12,026,481 in tax revenue since 2014, while also protecting many from the unnecessary perils of black markets. She has a passion for helping the most vulnerable, the homeless and other unfairly villainized populations being scapegoated in our current political climate. I know firsthand that she is a real progressive thinker. She was one of the people who was instrumental in bring Bernie Sanders to the Yakima SunDome, and as such, one of the people who inspired me to have a little hope in our political culture. It’s because honest, caring, hardworking people like Susan, motivated by sincere concern for the quality of life of everyone, including the most unfortunate, that people like me haven’t given up politics. I hope everyone votes for Susan Soto-Palmer."

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Palmer for county commissioner

08/02/2018
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JEFFRY S. BOHLINGER

"To the editor —I rise in support of Susan Palmer for County Commissioner District Three. We have worked together on many local issues over the years and if elected Miss Palmer would put people and safety over special interests and big money."

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Susan Soto Palmer Yakima County Commissioner District 3 Talks With Newstalk 1280 KIT Morning Show

07/25/2018

July 17, 2018
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Phil Ferolito

"Susan Soto Palmer is a Democrat; the other six are running as Republicans. The top two vote-getters on Aug. 7 will face each other in the general election in November."

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Susan Soto Palmer

July 17, 2018

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With so many in the race, the challenge is for the candidates to get their message out and for the voters to absorb it. Republicans may split enough ballots in the top two primary to allow Democrat Susan Soto Palmer to advance to the November general election.

May 26, 2018
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Yakima Herald-Republic Editorial Board

"With so many in the race, the challenge is for the candidates to get their message out and for the voters to absorb it. Republicans may split enough ballots in the top two primary to allow Democrat Susan Soto Palmer to advance to the November general election."

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