Despite any employment change, Sarah Matheny will still be on the ballot for Yakima County Clerk in November.
Sarah Matheny was a municipal court clerk, but she was punished after the state found she used her position to access records of her opponents in the county clerk race.
Judge Thomas Rice granted the American Civil Liberties Union's request for summary judgment in the case. Rice said the ACLU had shown evidence that the way Yakima elects city council members unfairly dilutes Latino votes.
Michael Scott Brumback received more than 3 percent of the vote in the Aug. 5 primary as a write-in candidate. That is well above the 1 percent needed for a write-in candidate to qualify for the general election.
Straight Talk: George Cicotte
Sarah Matheny was disciplined for using her position as a municipal court clerk to access the driving records of opponent Steve Driscoll. Now the state is investigating as well.
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