Sheriff

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  1. Candidates
  2. Description of Office

Sheriff
   4 year term
Robert Udell
                                                          
 

Robert C. Udell

(Prefers Republican Party)

Robert Udell is a life-long resident of Yakima County and a 28-year veteran of the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office.  As Chief Civil and Chief Criminal Deputy his management experience is unmatched in the agency.  Robert’s vision includes innovative new ideas that promote communication with the community and productive relationships with other law enforcement agencies.  Keeping Yakima County safe is Chief Udell’s top priority.  He will continue building on the record of success this Sheriff’s Office has achieved.  Endorsed by Sheriff Winter, Chief Deputy Udell is committed to making Yakima County Sheriff’s Office a premier law enforcement agency.

Contact:  509-480-8811; udell4sheriff@gmail.com; www.udell4sheriff.com

Dave Simmons

 

Dave Simmons

(Prefers Republican Party)

My name is Dave Simmons and I am asking for your vote to be the next Yakima County Sheriff.  With over 30 years of experience - 12 of those years as a Chief of Police - I am the only candidate that has successfully run all aspects of a law enforcement organization.  For over 30 years, the elected Sheriffs have come from within the Sheriff’s Department; it's time for change.  My experienced leadership will invigorate the current culture of the Sheriff’s Department and make it all it can be. Thank you for your vote; together we can make a difference.

Contact:  509-949-2079; dave@daveforsheriff.com
; www.daveforsheriff.com


Rick Mottice


 

Rick Mottice


(Prefers Republican Party)

A life-long resident of Yakima County and a Republican.  I worked for the Yakima County Sheriff's Office in Corrections, as a Deputy and Detective for 21 years.  A year with Spokane County. Since November 2009 I have worked on the Hanford site, as a supervisor and currently as an assessor/analyst.

Moving Yakima County forward through Safety, Interagency Cooperation, Transparency and Accountability.  I will strive to create collaborative relationships with other law enforcement agencies, businesses and the community to ensure a safe quality of life for those who live in, work and visit Yakima County.

Contact:  509-643-1334; motticeforsheriff@gmail.com; www.motticeforsheriff.com


Nolan Wentz
 
 

Nolan Wentz


(Prefers Republican Party)

Delivering a high-quality, fair and equitable law enforcement service to the residents of the Yakima County; through compassion and integrity has always been the benchmark of Nolan Wentz.  He has worked diligently in various assignments throughout his law enforcement career of thirty-two years, to uphold these ideals and instill them within others.  Through his ethics and determination, Nolan has developed a sound reputation in the law enforcement community, and is looking forward to the opportunity to continue delivering his ideals as the new Sheriff of Yakima County. Nolan would be honored to accept your support for this important decision.

Contact:  509-379-3924; wentzforsheriff@outlook.com; www.wentzforsheriff.com