Category Archives: Election

Political OP/ED: Dan and Drew for the 35th

op-ed disclaimerFor those who have not yet voted, you really need to decide as to whether the legislators of the 35th District will represent you and your neighbors, or will they be the tool of the powerful in Olympia.  I believe the answer to this question can be found in Public Disclosure Commission data relating to the source of their campaign contributions. Continue reading Political OP/ED: Dan and Drew for the 35th

Political Op/Ed by Linda Thomson, Belfair: Support Craig Patti

op-ed disclaimerCraig Patti is my pick for State Representative in the 35th District. He understands this sprawling district. He grew up in Thurston County, lives in Mason with his wife and children, and works as a firefighter in Kitsap County. Those are the areas covered by the 35th. Continue reading Political Op/Ed by Linda Thomson, Belfair: Support Craig Patti

Political OP/ED: Prop. 1 – What will it cost?

op-ed disclaimerProp. 1 asks us to vote for two things – one is a property tax and the other is creation of a Metropolitan Park District (MPD). The MPD is the expensive part. Here’s why. Continue reading Political OP/ED: Prop. 1 – What will it cost?

Shelton School District Community Forum

The Shelton School District held a community forum Wednesday night. During the forum, Superintendent Dr. Alex Apostle explained the bond and levy the District will ask voters to approve on February 14, 2017. Also in attendance was John Gore from DA Davidson who explained the interest rates for the bond, the District’s bond rating, how assessed value work for a school district, and the structure of the bond.

The Shelton School District will be asking voters to approve a $64,778,906 construction bond and a three-year replacement maintenance and operations levy.  Continue reading Shelton School District Community Forum

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Ballots Out; Voter Resources Available

election 2016 cBallots for the November 8th General Election have been mailed to registered voters and most should already have them in hand or will be receiving them in the next few days. Here are some resources to help voters make informed decisions as the ballot includes nine statewide measures, the President and Vice President, U.S. Senator, U.S. Congressman, and all State offices. Continue reading Ballots Out; Voter Resources Available

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League Talks Initiatives

Tuesday afternoon, the League of Women Voters of Mason County discuss the pros and cons of the initiatives and referendums that are on the November 8th General Election Ballot. This included Proposition 1 – the formation of a Metropolitan Parks District (MPD) in unincorporated Mason County. League President, Cheryl Williams, spoke against the measure while Neal Winders from the Friends of Mason County Parks, spoke in favor.

For more information on the MPD go to voteforparks.org. There is opposition to the measure and that information can be found on masoncountyfocus.com. Continue reading League Talks Initiatives

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Watch Shelton Chamber Candidates’ Forum

The candidates faced off for the final time Tuesday night in a General Election Candidates’ Forum presented by Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce, the Shelton Mason County Journal, Hood Canal Communications and MasonWebTV Powered by HCC. You can watch the forum below as you should be receiving  your ballot shortly.

Moderated by the Journal’s John Lester, the forum feature the candidates running for Mason County PUD No. 1 Commissioner (Mike Sheetz & Karl Denison), for 35th District State Representative Position 1 (Dan Griffey & Irene Bowling), for 35th District State Representative Position 2 (Drew MacEwen & Craig Patti), Mason County Commissioner District 1 (Randy Neatherlin & Kelley McIntosh), and for Mason County Commissioner District 2 (Kevin Shutty & Roslynne Reed), .

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Parks District Candidates’ Forum

Friends of Mason County Parks held a candidates’ forum Tuesday night for the 12 people running the five commission seats that would govern the proposed Mason County Metropolitan Parks District if the MPD is approved by voters on November 8th. The candidates are Kris Klusman and Arvilla Ohlde for Position 1; Steve Van Denover and Jesse Sims for Position 2; Ken VanBuskirk, Andrew Kinney and Phil Wolff for Position 3; Monte Warren Ritter, Doug Sayan and Richard Hoss for Position 4, and John Piety and John Johnson for Position 5.

Each candidate talked about their qualifications, explained their vision for parks if elected (and the proposition passes), and answered questions from the audience.  Continue reading Parks District Candidates’ Forum

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League Holds “Speed Forum” with Candidates

The League of Women Voters of Mason County held a unique candidates’ forum Monday night. We will call it “Speed Forum”. Patterned after the speed dating concept where potential suitors move from one person to another after a certain amount of time, each candidate moved from one table to another after six minutes of questions and answers with those seated at each table. Cheryl Williams is the League’s President:

The candidates to participate in the Speed Forum were Randy Neatherlin and Kelley McIntosh who are running for Mason County Commissioner District 1; Kevin Shutty and Roslyne Reed who are running for Mason County Commissioner District 2; Dan Griffey and Irene Bowling who are running for 35th District State Representative Position 1; and Drew MacEwan and Craig Patti who are running for 35th District State Representative Position 2. Continue reading League Holds “Speed Forum” with Candidates

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Watch North Mason Candidates’ Debate

Here is where you can watch the Candidates’ Debate put on by the North Mason Chamber of Commerce, the North Mason Community Voice, Hood Canal Communications, and MasonWebTV.com live from Faith in Action’s HUB Center for Seniors in Belfair. Debate moderator is Joel Myer:

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