Pasco plans to let citizens hear from the candidates for the upcoming City Council Elections later as we approach fall. Because there's a lot of folks in the running, Pasco's Chamber of Commerce is holding a candidates luncheon Monday July 17th.

The event will begin at the Red Lion Pasco at 11:45am on Monday. You can RSVP by calling (509)-547-9755 or email to Each candidate will be given a short time to introduce themselves, and share why they are running. While there will not be a public question and answer session during this portion, citizens are welcome to talk with the candidates before and after the event. Here is a list, provided by the chamber, of the candidates:

District 1
Blanche Barajas
Marla Rico
District 2
Al Yenney
Ruben Alvarado 
District 3
Saul Martinez
Rick Rios 
District 4
Chi A. Flores    
Roberto (RJ) Garcia    
Pete Serrano    
Dan Hatch    
Trevor Sall    
Abel Campos    
District 5
Rebecca Francik    
Joan Larsen    
Russell E Glatt    
David Milne    
Mark "Doc" MacFarlan    
District 6
Bob Hoffmann    
Craig Maloney