Category Archives: Election

Election Results Official

The result from the August 4th Primary Election are now official. Election officials in the Mason County Auditor’s Office certified the election Tuesday.

Four county fire districts had measures on the ballot. All did received over 50 percent approval but two came up short of the 60 percent needed to pass. The Emergency Medical (EMS) Levy in Mason County Fire District 16 (West Mason Fire) received a 50.87 percent approval while Mason County Fire District 4’s EMS levy came in at 58.09 percent. Again, both needed 60 percent to pass.

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No Significant Changes in Election Results

There were no significant changes in the latest Primary Election results after more ballots were processed and counted Wednesday with incubments still leading and fire district measures still passing.

The closest race in Mason County is still Mason County Fire District 16’s Emergency Medical Services Levy. Now there is a two-vote difference with 516 voting “Yes” and 514 voting “No.”

The merger of Mason County Fire District 1 into Mason County Fire District 18 is still passing with 79 percent approval. That 237 voting in favor and 63 voting against.

The approval of Mason County Fire District 4’s EMS Levy increase to 57.98 percent. Now 1,409 are voting “Yes” and 1,021 are voting “No.”

The North Mason Regional Fire Authority’s Emergency Medical Services Levy also picked up a few votes and is now passing with 69.86 percent approval. That’s 2,427 voting “Yes” and 1,047 voting “No.”

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Initial Primary Election Results

The initial Primary Election results show incumbents leading their races and fire district measures passing with one currently separated by one vote.

After results were released Tuesday night, Mason County Fire District 16’s Emergency Medical Services Property Tax Levy had 422 voting “Yes” and 421 voting “No.”

The vote to merge Mason County Fire District 1 into Mason County Fire District 18 has 79.04 percent approval with 215 voting for the measure and 57 voting against.

Mason County Fire District 4’s EMS Levy is passing with 57.23 percent approval. That’s 1,120 voting “Yes” and 837 voting “No.”

North Mason Regional Fire Authority’s Emergency Medical Services Levy has a 68.5 percent approval rate with 1,855 voting “Yes” and 853 voting “No.”

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Primary Election Ballots Due Tuesday

Primary Election Ballots must be returned to the Mason County Auditor’s Office by 8 PM Tuesday or have a postmark no later than August 4, 2020. If mailing in your ballot, no postage is necessary. You can also utilize one of the Ballot Drop Boxes with are available 24-hours a day until 8 PM Tuesday.

Drop boxes locations:

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Watch Candidates in the Park

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the Mason County Republicans Women’s Club and Central Committee’s “Candidates in the Park” event beginning at 11:30 AM. Technical problems with YouTube. Please find this on FaceBook Live.

Candidates in the Park

Mason County Republicans Women's Club and Central Committee Candidates in the Park July 24, 2020.

Posted by MasonWebTV on Friday, July 24, 2020

This live video stream is a paid broadcast presented by the Mason County Republicans Women’s Club and Central Committee.

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Candidates in the Park Going Virtual

The Mason County Republicans Women’s Club and Central Committee are holding their “Candidates in the Park” event Friday and asked MasonWebTV Powered by HCC to provide a live video stream of the event beginning at 11:30 AM.

The candidates expected to appear include Mason County Commissioner District 1 candidate Ted Jackson; 35th Legislative District State Representative Position 2 incumbent Drew MacEwen; 6th Congressional District U.S. Representative candidate Elizabeth Kreiselmaier; Lt. Governor candidate Marty McClendon; candidates for Governor Joshua Freed, Anton Sakharov, Phil Fortunato and Loren Culp; and Attorney General candidates Brett Rogers and Matt Larkin.

The format of the event has changed and will now follow the “Speed Dating” format with each candidate visiting groups of nine or less and answering questions from each group before moving to the next group.

10th Congressional District Candidates Forum

[VIDEO] The Primary Election is August 4th and those in the 10th Congressional District will be deciding the top two candidates from a field of 19 to fill the U.S. Representative seat being vacated by Denny Heck. To help you make an informed decision, the League of Women Voters of Thurston County and the League of Women Voters of Mason County held a virtual candidates forum with those seeking the seat that represents portions of Thurston, Pierce, and Mason counties. The forum, produced by TVW, was held July 8th and are scheduled to air on TVW (Hood Canal Communications’ channel 42) at 9 AM July 16th and 2:30 PM July 18th.

MasonWebTV Powered by HCC has been granted permission to post the videos of the nearly three-hour forum:

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2020 Local Elections Set

After last week’s candidate filing, the 2020 local elections are set with two contested races in Mason County.

For Mason County Commissioner District 1, incumbent Independent Randy Neatherlin is being challenged by Republican Ted Jackson.
Kevin Shutty is running unopposed for Mason County Commissioner District 2.

The other contested race is for Mason PUD 3 Commissioner District 2. Mason Lake resident John Komen is challenging incumbent Tom Farmer. Komen filed for the race less than two hours before the deadline on Friday.

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One Day Left to File for Election

Today (Friday, May 15, 2020) is the final day to file for this year’s election. The deadline is 4 PM.

According to the latest information posted to the VoteWA.gov website, Randy Neatherlin (I) and Ted Jackson (R) have filed for Mason County Commissioner District 1. And Kevin Shutty (R) has filed for Mason County Commissioner District 2.

So far, the other races in Mason County have drawn incumbents.

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Day 3 of Candidate Filing

Wednesday was the third day of candidate filing.

Another person filed for 10th Congressional District U.S. Representative. Republican Don Hewett entered the race for the seat being vacated by Denny Heck. There are now four Republians and seven Democrats in the race: Randolph (Randy) Bell (D), Phil Gardner (D), Jackson Maynard (R), Beth Doglio (D), Sam Wright (D), Marilyn Strickland (D), Ryan Tate (R), Kristine M. Reeves (D), Eric LaMay (D), Nancy Daily Slotnick (R), and Don Hewett (R).

In the 6th Congressional District, Republian Chris Welton joined Elizabeth Kreiselmaier (R) and Rebecca Parson (D) in challenging incumbent Derek Kilmer (D).

No new filings for 35th District State Representative Positions 1 and 2; Mason County Commissioner Districts 1 and 2; Mason County Superior Court Judge positions 1, 2 and 3; Mason County PUD No. 1 Commissioner District 2; or Mason PUD 3 Commissioner District 2.

Through Wednesday:

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