Rep. Jeremie Dufault sponsors House Resolution honoring Yakima County’s Norman Childress

Rep. Jeremie Dufault has prime sponsored a House Resolution honoring the life, legacy, and public service of Norman Childress of Yakima County. House Resolution 4625 was passed by the Washington State House of Representatives on Friday.

Childress passed away from pancreatic cancer on September 15, 2020. Born in Yakima in 1958, he left behind a legacy of public service. Childress served on the Grandview City Council from 1993 to 2005, when he was elected mayor. He held that position until 2018. That same year, Childress went on to win an election for Yakima County Commissioner for District 3, a position he held until his passing.

“Norm was a wonderful public servant and a wonderful person,” said Dufault, R-Selah. “He cared about the community and he cared about his family and friends. He is missed.”

Childress' wife of 40 years, Sandy, will be presented a formal copy of the House Resolution. They have two children, Cara Lee and Joshua Wayne, and a grandson, Sebastian.

House Resolution 4625 is also sponsored by Rep. Chris Corry, R-Yakima, Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, and Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale.

The 105-day legislative session is scheduled to end on April 25.


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