Category Archives: Election

Candidate Filing Wrap Up

Candidate Filing week wrapped up Friday with a flurry of activity as a total of 74 candidates are vying for 56 offices. There will be Primary Elections in the City of Shelton and Southside School District.

Four people filed for Shelton City Council on the last day.
The Council Member No. 2 seat went from one candidate on Thursday, Donald Coots, to four by Friday’s 4 PM deadline with Dean Jewett, Steven Peters and incumbent Kathy McDowell entering the race.
James Boad filed to challenge George W. Blush for Council Member No. 1 (the seat currently held by Gary Cronce.)
And Deidre Peterson is running unopposed for Council Member No. 5.

Six people are vying for three seats on the Southside School Board.
Don Robbins, John E. Johnson and Tim Tyler are running for Director Position No. 1.
Brandon Homan, Laurie Cox and Megan Pierce are running for Director Position No. 2.
And Don Pogreba, Eugenie (Gigi) Olsen and Matt Jewett are running for Director Position No. 4.

In the Shelton School District, Cheryl Williams is challenging incumbent Sandy Tarzwell for School Board Director District No. 1.
Incumbent Dan Cooling is running unopposed for School Board Director District No. 2.
And incumbent Keri Davidson is running unopposed for School Board Director Position 2.

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Candidate Filing Day 4

The fourth day of Candidate Filing Week has brought a crowd for Southside School Board seats up for re-election.

There are now nine people vying for three positions:
Tim Tyler entered the race for Director Position No. 1, joining John E. Johnson in challenging Don Robbins.
Megan Pierce has filed for Director Position No. 2, taking on incumbent Laurie Cox and Brandon Homan.
Matt Jewett filed for Director Position No. 4 facing Eugenie (Gigi) Olsen and incumbent Don Pogreba.

Other filings:

Donald Coots filed for Shelton City Council Member No. 2 – the seat currently held by Kathy McDowell.

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Day 3 of Candidate Filing

The third day of Candidate Filing Week shows interest in school board races as now 54 candidates have declared for 48 positions up for election this fall.

In the Shelton School District, Cheryl Williams is challenging Sandy Tarzwell for Director District No. 1.

For the North Mason School Board, incumbent Art Wightman is being challenged by Rich Miller for Director District No. 1.

Six people have filed for three seats on the Southside School Board:
Don Robbins and John E. Johnson have filed for Director Position No. 1.
Brandon Homan and Laurie Cox have filed for Director Position No. 2.
Don Pogreba and Eugenie (Gigi) Olsen have filed for Director Position No. 4.

Other filings from Wednesday:

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Day Two of Candidate Filing Week

After second day of Candidate Filing Week, 43 people have filed for 41 positions up for election this fall.

Some of the notible filings from Tuesday:

Cheryl Williams filed for Shelton School Board Director District No. 1.

In the Mary M. Knight School District, Bryan Walsworth filed for School Board Director District No. 1; Cynthia Brehmeyer filed for School Board Director District No. 3; And Jennifer Jutson filed for School Board Director Position No. 2.

Incumbents filed for North Mason School Board. Art Wightman filed for Director District No. 1 and Laura Boad filed for Director District No. 3.

Francess Longshore filed for Hood Canal School Board Director District No. 2.

In the Southside School District, Eugenie (Gigi) Olsen filed for Director Position No. 4 challenging Don Pogreba and Brandon Homan filed for Director Position No. 2.

Scott Cooper filed to retain his seat as Port of Allyn Commissioner District No. 3.

Patty Stone filed for Public Hospital District 2 Commissioner Position No. 1.

In Fire District 5 (Central Mason Fire & EMS), Steve Pierce filed for Commissioner Position No. 3 challenging Del Griffey.

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First Day of Candidate Filing Week

The first day of Candidate Filing Week netted 29 candidates with mostly incumbents filing.

Deidre Peterson filed to retain her seat as Shelton City Council Member No. 5.
George W. Blush filed for Shelton City Council Member No. 1 – the seat currently held by Gary Cronce.

Scott Hilburn filed to remain as Public Hospital District 1 Commissioner Position No. 1.

Incumbent Herb Gerhardt filed for Public Hospital District 2 Commissioner Position No. 5

The incumbents filed for Port of Shelton Commission with Sue Patterson filing for her Commissioner Position No. 1 seat and Dick Taylor filing for his Commissioner Position 2 seat.

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Next Week is Candidate Filing Week

Candidate filing begins next week. Those interesed in running for office need to file their Declaration of Candidacy with the Mason County Auditor’s Office. Filing begins at 9 AM Monday, May 13th and ends 4 PM Friday, May 17th.

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Public Safety Sales Tax on Aug. Ballot

[VIDEO] The Mason County Commisison has placed a measure on the August 6th Primary Election asking voters to increase sales tax to help fund public safety. Tuesday, the Commissioners held a public hearing on placing the three-tenths of a percent sales tax increase on the ballot.

After no one testified, the Commission unanimously approved the resolution placing the measure on the ballot.

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Candidate Workshop Tuesday

A reminder: The Mason County Auditor’s Office is holding a Candidate Workshop on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Elections Department at 411 N. 5th Street in Shelton.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is thinking about running for office this year. The workshop will include information about: open positions, filing for office, election deadlines, candidate statements, sign regulations and requesting voter information.

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Cemetery District 1 Commissioner Vacancy

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The Mason County Commissioners are seeking individuals interested in serving on the Mason County Cemetery District 1 Board of Commissioners. Cemetery District 1 manages the Twin Firs Cemetery located in Belfair, WA and the individual must be a resident in Cemetery District 1 boundaries. This is a volunteer position and the appointed person shall serve a 6—year term.

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Candidate Workshop April 23rd

The Mason County Auditor’s Office is holding a Candidate Workshop on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Elections Department at 411 N. 5th Street in Shelton.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is thinking about running for office this year. The workshop will include information about: open positions, filing for office, election deadlines, candidate statements, sign regulations and requesting voter information.

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