Still no significant change in the Primary Election results after the latest (and probably the last) ballots were added to the totals Monday, the day before the election is certified. Election officials counted 154 ballots this (Monday) afternoon and now we are closer to official numbers.
In the race for Shelton City Commissioner of Finance, challenger Kathy McDowell will face incumbent Mike Olsen on November 3rd. McDowell ended up with just over 48% of the vote (48.08%) or 538 votes. Olsen has 29.04% or 325 votes. And the third candidate in the race, Erick Onisko, finished with 22.88% or 256 votes.
For Shelton School Board Position No. 1, Sally Brownfield is close to 46% (45.84%) or 1,272 votes. William (Bill) Shanahan follows with 29.44% or 817 votes. And the third candidate in the race, incumbent Carolyn Gravatt-Bowles, has 24.72% or 686 votes. Brownfield and Shanahan advance to the General Election.
And the latest numbers for the Trails End Water District Commissioner Position No. 2 race still have Deborah Watson as the leader, now with 66 votes (67.35%). The incumbent is still followed by Roni German, still with 17 votes (17.35%). William Unruh now has 10 votes (10.2%) and Deborah Tracy remained with 5 votes (5.1%). Watson and German will face off in the General Election.
The Fire Levies still have over 73% approval: 73.1% in Mason County Fire District 4 (that’s 1,329 voting “Yes” and 489 voting “No”) and 74.18% in Mason County Fire District 5 or Central Mason Fire & EMS (that’s 2,948 voting “Yes” and 1,026 voting “No”.
Election officials in the Mason County Auditor’s Office have now counted 7,620 ballots from the Primary election, making the turnout just shy of 34% (33.98%). The next count (and election certification) is set for 2 PM tomorrow (Tuesday, August 18).