Local Attorney Running for Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney

<p>Joseph Brusic</p>

Joseph Brusic

A Yakima attorney announces this afternoon he will be running for Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney.

Joseph Brusic made the announcement at his Union Gap law office.

Brusic served 10 years as a deputy prosecutor in Yakima County, and also as a senior deputy prosecutor for both superior and juvenile courts.

He will be running for the seat held by current county prosecutor, Jim Hagarty, whose first term will expire at the end of the year.

"People here in this community must have a strong criminal justice system," said Brusic, "There's a great deal of tension right now in the community, and I believe that I would be very efficient and accountable in trying to improve and make better the situation as it exists right now."

Hagarty has not announced whether he will run for re-election in November.