The initial unofficial results from the Primary Election show fire district levies passing by overwhelming margins and one incumbent out of her school board race.
In the race for Shelton City Commissioner of Finance, Kathy McDowell leads with 48.57% (491 votes) followed by incumbent Mike Olsen with 29.18% (296 votes) then Erick Onsiko with 21.76% (220 votes).
Mason County Fire District 4’s Emergency Medical Services Levy is passing with just over 73% (73.02%) voting in favor. That’s 1,123 voting “Yes” and 415 voting “No”.
The numbers are even better for Mason County Fire District 5 (Central Mason Fire & EMS) with close to 74% approval rate: 73.76% voted in favor of Central Mason’s EMS Levy. That’s 2,641 voting “Yes” and 944 voting “No”.
In the Shelton School District, the leader for School Board Position No. 1 is Sally Brownfield with 43.69% (1,087 votes) followed by William (Bill) Shanahan with 29.42% (732 votes) and then incumbent Carolyn Gravatt-Bowles with 25.16% (626 votes). There were also 43 write-ins which accounted for nearly 2% (1.73%) of the vote and 313 voters decided not to vote for anyone on the ballot – known as Under Votes – which accounts for 11.16% of the ballots cast.
And in the Trails End Water District, incumbent Deborah Watson leads with 58 votes (68.24%) for Commissioner Position No. 2. The incumbent is followed by Roni German’s 15 votes (17.65%), William Unruh’s 7 votes (8.245) and Deborah Tracy’s 5 votes (5.88%).
Election officials in the Mason County Auditor’s Office counted 6,763 ballots so far and expect less than a 1,000 more ballots to come in over the next few days. The more results will be released at 4 PM Wednesday.