In a major changing of the guard, Yakima County Democrats elected party stalwart Dany Adolf as chair along with six other new officers at their biennial reorganization meeting yesterday (Monday).
The 70-year-old lifetime Valley resident retired recently after 46 years in production control at General Electric Aerospace. Adolf and wife, Sheila, have three grown children.
Other new officers are Patricia Flores of Yakima, vice chair; Elizabeth Figueroa of Yakima, state committee woman; and Asa Washines of Wapato, state committeeman.
After his election Adolf announced the appointment of outgoing chair Mary Stephenson as treasurer and Marge Hasslinger as secretary.
In his first official act, Adolf will preside over a Presidential inauguration breakfast, from 8 to 11 a.m. next Monday at the Howard Johnson Plaza in Yakima. While sponsored by the Yakima County Democratic Party, the breakfast is open to the public.
County Democrats have also announced that Yakima attorney Aaron Case was re-elected to a third term as chair of the newly redistricted 14th Legislative District that now includes Klickitat and Skamania counties.
14th District precinct committee officers also elected three new officers: Mary Baechler of Yakima as vice chair, Matt Tomaskin of Wapato as state committeeman and Susan Swanson of Yakima as state committee woman.