Deputy Announces County Sheriff Candidacy

<p>Steve Changala</p>

Steve Changala

A deputy announces his candidacy for Yakima County Sheriff this week.

Deputy Steve Changala says he wants to run for the position following current Sheriff Ken Irwin's retirement announcement.

Changala currently works on patrol in the Lower Valley and has been with the sheriff's office since 1989.

Irwin's term is up at the end of the year, along with County Auditor Corky Holloway and County Prosecutor Jim Hagarty -- all of whom will not be running for re-election.