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Sheriff says he'll retire early

Candidates speak on what it means


Lou Marzeles


Klickitat County Sheriff Rick McComas will step down from his office on June 30, calling the move an early retirement.

McComas first made his plans known June 3 at a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, and Monday he released a statement to media. In it, McComas said his six-month early retirement is based on some ongoing health issues, personal projects, and interest in developing a private business.

He added in his statement that he’d been considering retiring earlier but he wanted to wait until the candidate filing period was over “so that the citizens would have a choice,” he wrote.

“Now that the filing period is over, I feel comfortable with an e...

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