Macias appears to be clear winner in race for Yakima City Council position 1

On election night, Kenton Gartrell was leading in the race to replace Dulce Gutierrez for Yakima’s City Council District 1, but after a count late Wendesday, Eliana Macias looks to be the clear winner.

Last Friday’s count showed Macias trailing Gartrell by just 4 votes. After Tuesday’s count, Macias led by 11.

Macias now leads by 26 votes, which means the council will have Latino representation. She couldn’t be reached for comment, but her Facebook page says she looks forward to serving her childhood neighborhood and the city.

The election will be certified on the 26th.