In the race for Mason County Commissioner District 2 – the seat currently held by Tim Sheldon who is not seeking re-election – the top two candidates are Republican Kevin Shutty and Democrat Roslynne Reed. Shutty now has 1,845 votes (41.48%) and Reed now has 1,796 votes (40.38%). That’s a lead of 49 votes for Shutty. After the initial count, Reed had an eight-vote lead. The third candidate in the race, Independent Steve Bloomfield, now has 807 votes (18.14%).
For Mason County Commissioner District 1, incumbent Randy Neatherlin has 2,862 votes (54.08%) while challenger Kelley McIntosh has 2,430 votes (45.92%).
In the race for Mason County PUD No. 1 Commissioner District 1, challenger Mike Sheetz still has a one-vote lead over incumbent Karl Denison. The latest unofficial numbers show Sheet with 133 votes (41.96%) to Denison’s 132 votes (41.64%). The third candidate, J. Michael Read, now has 52 votes (16.4%).
The City of Shelton’s Emergency Medical Services Levy is still passing now with a 65.67% approval rate. That’s 905 voting “Yes” and 473 voting “No” to renew the EMS Levy at 50 cents per thousand of assessed value.
In Mason County Fire District 11, their EMS Levy is still passing now with 76.52% approval. That’s 352 voting “Yes” and 108 voting “No” to renew the levy for those in the Island Lake area at 50 cents per thousand.
And Mason County Fire District 17’s EMS Levy is passing with 82.95% approval. That’s 146 voting “Yes” and 30 voting “No” for that 25 cents per thousand levy.
Election officials in the Mason County Auditor’s Office have counted 14,489 ballots from this election and the next count is scheduled for 4 PM August 15th with the election to be certified on August 16th.
In the 35th Legislative District, the incumbents received over 50% of the vote.
Republican Dan Griffey leads Democrat Irene Bowling 54.36% to 45.64%. That’s 15,800 voting for Griffey and 13,267 voting for Bowling for State Representative Position 1.
Republican Drew MacEwen leads Democrat Craig Patti 53.71% to 46.29%. That’s 15,341 voting for MacEwen and 13,224 voting for Patti for State Representative Position 2.
In the 6th Congressional District, incumbent Democrat Derek Kilmer will face Republican Todd A. Bloom in the General Election. Kilmer has 58.56% and Bloom has 24.25%.
The top two candidates in the 10th Congressional District are incumbent Democrat Denny Heck and Republican Jim Postma. Heck received 47.38% while Postma has 36.45%.
The top two candidates for U.S. Senator are incumbent Democrat Patty Murray who received 53.66% of the vote and Republican Chris Vance with 27.77% of the vote.
In the Governor’s race, incumbent Democrat Jay Inslee (48.98%) and Republican Bill Bryant (38.47%) are the top two candidates out of the 11 running.
There is now a clearer picture in race for Lt. Governor which also drew 11 candidates. The top two candidates are Democrat Cyrus Habib (20.93%) and Republican Marty McClendon (19.72%).
The top two candidates for Secretary of State are incumbent Republican Kim Wyman (48.48%) and Democrat Tina Podlodowski (45.74%)
The top two candidates for State Treasurer are Republicans Duane Davidson (25.43%) and Michael Waite (23.5%).
The top two candidates for State Auditor are Republican Mark Miloscia (37.16%) and Democrat Pat (Patrice) McCarthy (29.82%).
In the race for Attorney General, incumbent Democrat Bob Ferguson, with 72.77% of the vote, will face Libertarian Joshua B. Trumbull who received 27.23%.
The top two candidates for Commissioner of Public Lands are Republian Steve McLaughlin (38.66%) and Democrat Hilary Franz (21.79%).
The top two candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction are still Erin Jones (24.33%) and Chris Reydal (21.04%).
The top two candidate for Insurance Commissioner are incumbent Democrat Mike Kreidler (58.06%) and Republican Richard Schrock (34.7%).
And the top two candidates for Supreme Court Justice Position 5 are still incumbent Barbara Madson (63.98%) and Greg Zempel (29.62%).
The turnout for this election statewide has increased to 26.98% while Mason County’s turnout is now 39.72%. There are nearly 265,000 ballots left to be counted statewide but only a handful in Mason County.