House approves Johnson resolutions honoring local sheriff, school board member retirees

The Washington State House of Representatives has unanimously approved resolutions honoring Yakima County Sheriff Brian Winter and longtime Yakima School Board Position #3 Director John Vornbrock, both of whom will be retiring from their positions.

The resolutions were introduced by Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima.

“Brian Winter began his service in the United States Marine Corps, fighting in Operation Desert Storm, and then returned home to Yakima where he has carved out a successful career of nearly 30 years in law enforcement,” said Johnson.

“Since 1978, the Yakima area has had the good fortune of John Vornbrock’s leadership in our local health services, Sunrise Rotary and the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, and he’s contributed his financial expertise to the Yakima School Board since 2005,” added Johnson.

Vornbrock recently announced he will retire this month, nearly two years before his term expires. House Resolution 4669 honors Vornbrock for his years of service.

House Resolution 4670 recognizes Winter for his lengthy service in law enforcement and his work to increase public safety in Yakima County. The sheriff was recently diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) and said that while he has been cleared by his doctor to continue working through the first half of the year, he will not run for re-election.

“Both of these individuals have served our community for many years with distinction and honor. These resolutions are a small way for citizens of the state of Washington to recognize their service and to say, ‘thank you,'” said Johnson.


Washington State House Republican Communications