Category Archives: Election

Candidate Filing Week Ends

Candidate filing week ended Friday with 66 people declaring for 55 offices. Eight of those positions have two or more candidates including the race for City of Shelton Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvement which netted four candidates.

Kevin Dorcy, Erick Onisko, Jacob Dreifus and incumbent Tracy Moore filed for the City Commission seat and will appear on the August Primary Election Ballot. A lot draw was held Friday and this is how the candidates will appear on the ballot:

Jacob Dreifus
Kevin Dorcy
Tracy Moore
Eric Onisko

Among the races that have two candidates is the Port of Allyn Commissioner District No. 2 seat. Ted Jackson and Houston M. Hamilton are vying for the position currently held by Jean Farmer who decided not file for re-election.

Other Port Commission races:

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Fourth Day of Candidate Filing

The fourth day of candidate filing found six more candidates filing bringing the total so far this week to 56 people filing for 47 offices.

Notable filings on Thursday included Tommy Thombs filing to retain his Public Hospital District 2 Commissioner Position No. 2 seat.

Incumbent Ginny Beech filed for Pioneer School Board Position No. 3.

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Third Day of Candidate Filing

Wednesday was the third day of candidate filing and another 11 people filed for this fall’s election bringing the total to 50 candidates filing for 42 offices.

Among the notable filings from day three is Mike Sammons filing for North Mason School Board Director District No. 2 challenging incumbent Leanna Krotzer who filed Monday.

Gary Hedger entered the race for Hood Canal School Board Position No. 4 joining Teddie L. Hamby in seeking the seat currently held by Roslynne Reed.

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Second Day of Candidate Filing

During the second day of candidate filing (Tuesday, May 16, 2017), 12 additional people filed for this fall’s election bringing the two-day total to 39 candidates who have filed for 34 offices.

Tuesday’s filings include incumbent Tracy Moore joining Kevin Dorcy, Erick Onisko and Jacob Dreifus in the race for City of Shelton Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvement.

Ted Jackson and Houston M. Hamilton filed for Port of Allyn Commissioner District No. 2, the seat currently held by Jean Farmer.

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First Day of Candidate Filing

On the first day of candidate filing (Monday, May 15, 2017), 27 people filed for 25 offices with three filing for City of Shelton Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvement.

Kevin Dorcy, Eric Onisko and Jacob Dreifus filed for the City Commisson seat currently held by Tracy Moorewho told MasonWebTV Powered by HCC she will be filing later this week.

Sharon (Moore) Fogo filed to retain her Mason County Clerk seat. This is the only County wide position up for election this fall and the only partisan seat. Fogo prefers the Democratic Party.

Other significant filings:

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Next Week Is Candidate Filing Week

Candidate filing week runs May 15th to May 19th. Those interested in running for one of the 60 seats up for election this fall can file their Declaration of Candidacy beginning Monday morning. You can file online or in person at the Mason County Auditor’s office. Online filing is available 24 hours a day beginning at 9 AM Monday and closes at 4 PM Friday. If you wish to file in person, you can do so during regular business hours (8:30 AM and 4:30 PM) Monday through Friday.

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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.”

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Candidate Workshop May 2; Candidate Filing Begins May 15

The Mason County Auditor’s Office has scheduled a Candidate Workshop on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 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 as there are 59 offices up for election. 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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Election Results to be Certified Friday

The results from the February 14th Special Election are nearly final as election officials in the Mason County Auditor’s Office released results Thursday with certification set for Friday. According to the latest numbers, all measures on the ballot have passed including the Shelton School District’s $64.8 Million bond.

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Election Results – Updated 4 PM 2/15/17

The latest election results (as of 4 PM 2/15/17) show the measures picking up votes. Wednesday, election officials in the Mason County Auditor’s Office counted nearly 700 more ballots from Tuesday’s Special Election which increase the turnout to over 38% (38.23%).

The Shelton School District’s bond now has an approval rate of 60.53%. That’s 2,830 voting in favor and 1,845 voting against. This measure needed 60% to pass.
The approval rate for the District replacement levy is now 64.45% with 3,024 voting “Yes” and 1,668 voting “No”. This measure needed a simple majority to pass.

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