City of Yakima

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  1. Council, District 1
  2. Council, District 3
  3. Council, District 5
  4. Council, District 7
  5. Description of Office

Council, District 1
   4 year term
Kenton Gartrell


Kenton Gartrell

Our neighborhood needs a voice in City Hall, a representative who will fight hard for East Yakima and for our special needs. I want to be that person. I want to be that voice.

I want to work with my friend Councilman Jason White — who represents Southeast Yakima and endorses my campaign — to make sure the eastside is treated like the rest of the city.

I will work hard to solve our parking and street light problems and to provide wholesome and fun activities for our children, including an eastside swimming pool and an expanded youth center in Miller Park.

Eliana Macias


Eliana Macias

Eliana Macias is a lifelong resident of east Yakima, and lead dental assistant at ViewCrest Pediatric Dentistry at Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. Eliana is strongly committed to underserved families and advocating for the welfare of children.

Eliana will work to secure resources for public safety and gang prevention, increase career and apprenticeship opportunities, and continue community investments for our most vulnerable communities. She has advocated for the City of Yakima to make safety improvements to District 1 and understands residential concerns across east Yakima through personal experience.

Vote Eliana Macias to support public safety and opportunities for all.


Matthew Sagen


Matthew Sagen

My priorities for East Yakima are to ensure after-school programs for our youth and to build strong relationships between community and public service departments, like police and fire. I’ve lived in Yakima for most of my life and have advocated for city investments, smart government, and community involvement. I’m currently holding leadership positions with several organizations focused on civic and community engagement. On City Council, I will be a strong voice for our neighborhood and for Yakima. I would be honored to represent you, and us, on city council. I ask for your vote and the opportunity to serve you.