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Rep. Norm Johnson announces retirement


March 21, 2018

14th District Representative Norm Johnson announced today that he will retire from public office at the end of his term.

“I’ve enjoyed working for the people of my district. But my kids live elsewhere and I’d like to travel while my health is still good,” said Johnson.

The 79-year-old legislator has logged over 35 years of public service. He served in Mabton on the Town Council, then 20 years on the Toppenish City Council, followed by three years on the Yakima City Council and for the last 10 years as a state legislator.

A former teacher, school counselor and principal, Johnson’s involvement in education has influenced his work as a legislator. He co-sponsored a bill to establi...

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