Voting Rights in Washington State

City of Yakima

Part 1: Racially Polarized Voting (August 30, 2014)

Part 2: Options for the City and All Voters (September 11, 2014)

Part 3: An Inclusive Compromise Proposal (December 21, 2014)

Part 4: Give voters more choices. (January 12, 2018)

My Testimony in Olympia Supporting Options for Local Elections (June 12, 2015)

FAIRVOTE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF REGARDING PROPOSED REMEDIAL PLANS PDF (October 20, 2014)

Op-Ed and News

An alternative for Yakima to comply with the Voting Rights Act without dividing the city. MICAH CAWLEY Seattle Times (March 31, 2015)

Four years after historic wins for Latino politicians, the Yakima City Council is getting less diverse. MIKE FAULK Crosscut (October 22, 2019)

Yakima County 2020

Op-Ed and News

Groups poised to sue Yakima County Commissioners over alleged violations of Voting Rights Act. LEX TALAMO Yakima Herald-Republic (Jan 16, 2020)

Another civil rights group says Yakima County election system disenfranchises Latino voters, threatens lawsuit. PHIL FEROLITO Yakima Herald-Republic (Jun 27, 2020)


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