SUNNYSIDE, WA, March 21, 2018 — Local businessman and longtime city councilman Jim Restucci announced today his intent to file for the Yakima County Commission, District #3 seat, currently held by Rand Elliott. Elliott announced on Friday, that he would not seek re-election.
Restucci, 50, a Republican has served on the Sunnyside City Council since 2004, and as mayor of the city from 2010-2018, He currently serves as chairman of the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments and served as president of the Association of Washington Cities from 2016-2017. Since 2012, he has represented the transportation and regional interests of Washington and Oregon on the National Association of Regional Councils Board of Directors.
Restucci has been working side by side with Yakima County Commissioners and other local elected officials for last 14 years and has served on numerous county-level boards and commissions during his tenure.
A local business owner, Restucci, oversees the day to day technical operations of Axcess Corporation, a web hosting and technologies services company he formed with his wife and in-laws in 2004. He has been actively involved in local government since he was elected and feels his knowledge and experience provides him with a unique perspective on the county and has served to prepare him for the responsibilities of the office.
Restucci says, Yakima County faces some interesting challenges and opportunities in the coming years, and his goal would be to provide the voters of the county with an efficient low-cost responsive government.
“It was an honor and privilege to work with Rand.”, Restucci said. “I hope the voters of Yakima County will give me the opportunity to continue the good work he and his colleagues started.”