Kristy Buck Announces Re-Election Bid

Friday, Kristy Buck announced she will seek re-election to her Port of Shelton Commission, Position 3 seat. In her announcement, Buck stated, “I have really enjoyed my time on the Commission, and would very much like to continue to work on the issues and celebrate the successes for the Port of Shelton.”

Buck goes on to summarize some of the improvements at the Port during her first term in office which include partnering with two tenants to secure State of Washington grant and low interest loan funding to renovate the old mill at the Port’s John’s Prairie Industrial Park; partnering with mulitple non-profits, entities, and clubs to us Port property for community events such as Oysterfest; and made staffing changes that improved morale at the Port and streamlined efficiencies.

Buck closes with “I am excited about all these accomplishments, and want to continue to work with our other local goverment agencies to collectively attract business to this area, and to continue working on keeping this a fabulous place to live, work, and play.”

Buck was one of about two dozen people to attend a workshop Tuesday on filing for an election. Also in attendance at the workshop put on by the Elections Division of the Mason County Auditor’s Office were Mason County Clerk Sharon Fogo, Shelton City Commissioner of Public Works Tracy Moore, Shelton School Board Member Sally Karr, Mason County Fire District 5 Commissioner Tom Nevers, Eric Onisko (who will be challenging Moore for City Commissioner), and Shelton City Commissioner of Finance Kathy McDowell (who is not up for re-election).

The official candidate filing week is May 15th to May 19th. There are 60 seats up for election this year including Mason County Clerk (with is the only county-wide seat), City of Shelton Commissioner of Public Works, both Public Hospital Districts, and every Port Commission, Fire District Commission, School Board, and Water District Commission. A full list of open seats can be found on the Mason County Auditor’s website or by clicking here.

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