Funeral director announces bid to be Yakima County Coroner

Dan Williams

YAKIMA — A funeral director and insurance agent is running for Yakima County Coroner.

Dan Williams, 37, a Republican, works for Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors.

A lifelong resident of Yakima, he has owned and operated his own insurance agency for 12 years in addition to serving as a funeral director.

Williams is the president of Central Valley District Chapter of Washington State Funeral Directors Association and the Parker Youth Sports Foundation.

He’s been a volunteer baseball coach in Yakima Little League and for Selah Parks and Recreation.

“I believe my experience in the funeral industry makes me highly qualified for this position (coroner),” Williams said in a press release.

Williams enjoys spending time with his family, watching his sons play baseball, RVing, fishing and visiting the beach, he said.

Official election filing is from May 14-18.

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