HERMISTON — Former county commissioner candidate Jonathan Lopez issued an apology Wednesday, July 8, for his actions in claiming that a racist letter he wrote had been sent to him anonymously.

In a lengthy letter addressed to "esteemed Umatilla county commissioners, leaders, representatives, law enforcement, community members and all residents," he apologized for his actions and any hurt they caused.

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