Christine Brown, a long time local broadcaster, announced she is running for Congress in the 4th Congressional District Tuesday.
Brown spent her life in Yakima and the Tri-Cities, most notably as an on-air personality at KAPP TV in Yakima and then at KNDU in the Tri-Cities where she later became the general manager.
Over the past decade, Brown served on the Board of Directors for the Yakima Chamber of Commerce, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, TRIDEC (Tri-City Development Council), Visit Tri-Cities, United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties and American Legion Youth Baseball with the Kennewick Dusters and Twin City Titans.
At her campaign launch on June 14, she said she is seriously worried about "the current assault on democracy."
Brown supports medicare for all and creating immigration reform for a path to citizenship.
The seat has been held by Republicans since 1995. Brown is running as a Democrat.
"Circumstances have changes in our country and people are extremely concerned about what they're seeing happening. The Democrats actually seem to have a platform, some ideas that more people are interested in," said Brown.
Brown will be facing incumbent Representative Dan Newhouse. Newhouse has been in Congress since 2015. He was previously a Washington State Representative from 2003 to 2009.
"Just consider what I have to say and think about it in terms of how do the decisions that are being made right now in Washington DC, particularly by Republicans. How do they affect you personally," said Brown.
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