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Watch Shelton City Council Candidates Forum

Watch the Shelton City Council Primary Election Candidates’ Forum presented by the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce, Hood Canal Communications and MasonWebTV Powered by HCC. The forum is being held at Olympic Middle School and features the 15 people running for four open council seats. The forum will run 6 PM to 8 PM. The first hour will focus on the candidates running for Council Member No. 4 (Eric Onisko, Jason Coots & Jessie (Jess) Mosley) and Council Member No. 5 (Marilyn Vogler, Deidre Peterson, David C. Brown & Josh Johnson). The second hour will feature those running for Council Member No. 6 (Steve Thompson, Charles Orthmann, Bailee Syrek, Sam Pettis & Joe Schmit) and Council Member No. 7 (Bob Rogers, Tracy Moore & Mary Eagleson).

 

 

 

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City Council Candidates Forum Wednesday

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce, Hood Canal Communications and MasonWebTV Powered by HCC are holding a candidates’ forum for the 15 people running for the four Shelton City Council seats. The forum is being held at Olympic Middle School from 6 to 8 PM. The first hour will feature the candidates running for Council Member No. 4 and No. 5. The second hour will focus on positions 6 and 7. Everyone is welcome attend the forum. If you are unable to attend, MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will broadcast the forum live.

Reminder: the Chamber is holding a meet the candidates night on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Shelton Civic Center starts at 5:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to stop by and meet the candidates one on one, ask your questions, and learn about your potential future leaders. The meet the candidates event will wrap up in time for the Shelton City Commission meeting at 7 PM.

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Meet City Council Candidates Night

The Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce is holding a meet the candidates night for the 15 people running for Shelton City Council. The event on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Shelton Civic Center starts at 5:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to stop by and meet the candidates one on one, ask your questions, and learn about your potential future leaders. The meet the candidates event will wrap up in time for the Shelton City Commission meeting at 7 PM.

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Shelton City Council Draws 15 Candidates

The four new Shelton City Council seats have drawn 15 candidates. After the special three-day filing period ended Wednesday, election officials with the Mason County Auditor’s Office drew lots to set the ballot order for the February 13th Primary Election. Here are the candidates in the order they will appear on the ballot:

Shelton City Council Member No. 4
Eric Onisko
Jason Coots
Jessie (Jess) Mosley

Shelton City Council Member No. 5
Marilyn Vogler
Deidre Peterson
David C. Brown
Josh Johnson

Shelton City Council Member No. 6
Steve Thompson
Charles Orthmann
Bailee Syrek
Sam Pettis
Joe Schmit

Shelton City Council Member No. 7
Bob Rogers
Tracy Moore
Mary Eagleson

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More Candidates Enter City Council Races

There are now 14 people running for the four new Shelton City Council seats and there will be a primary for all positions in February. Here is a list of candidates after day two of the three-day filling period:

Council Member No. 4: Jason Coots, Jessie (Jess) Mosley and Eric Onisko.

Council Member No. 5: David C. Brown, Josh Johnson, Deidre Peterson and Marilyn Vogler.

Council Member No. 6: Sam Pettis, Joe Schmit, Bailee Syrek and Steve Thompson.

Council Member No. 7: Tracy Moore, Mary Eagleson and Bob Rogers.

Candidate filing ends at 4:30 PM today, Wednesday, December 20, 2018.

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Nine File for City Council

Nine people filed for the four new Shelton City Council positions Monday – the first day of a special candidate filing period as the City moves from a three-member commission to a seven-member council. Four of those filings were for Council Member No. 5: David C. Brown, Josh Johnson, Deidre Peterson and Marilyn Vogler. So far, only one person has filed for Council Member No 4: Jason Coots.Sam Pettis and Joe Schmit filed for Council Member No. 6. And former City commissioner Tracy Moore and Mary Eagleson filed for Council Member No. 7. Candidate filing continues until 4:30 PM Wednesday.

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General Election Results Updated 12 PM 11/9/17

The only changes in latest General Election results show a narrowing of the gap between City Commission Candidates and new leaders for Grapeview and Mary M. Knight school boards.

In the race for Shelton City Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvement, Kevin Dorcy lead incumbent Tracy Moore by 10 votes. That gap was 16 Tuesday night. As of the last ballot count, Dorcy has 719 votes (50.35%) to Moore’s 709 votes (49.65%).

The measure to change the City’s form of government from a three-member commission to a seven-member council is now passing with 64.33 percent approval. That’s 936 voting “Yes” and 519 voting “No.”

In the race for Grapeview School Board Director Position No. 5, Casey Breeze has taken the lead from Timothy Gero. Breeze has a 15-vote lead with 394 votes (50.97%) to Gero’s 379 votes (49.03%). After the first count, Gero had a 10-vote lead.

In the Mary M. Knight School District, Jennifer Phipps has taken a three-vote lead on incumbent Leroy Valley for School Board Director Position No. 1. After the initial count, Valley had a two-vote lead. The latest results show Phipps with 148 votes (50.51%) to Valley’s 145 votes (49.49%). In Grays Harbor County, the two candidates both received 17 votes.
The MMK construction bond is failing 60.12 percent of the vote. That’s 208 voting to reject and 138 voting to approve.

No change in the other races.

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General Election Results

After ballots were counted Tuesday night, the unofficial results from the General Election show City Council measure passing, County Property tax levy lid lift failing, Mary M. Knight construction bond failing, and Fire District 3 EMS levy passing. There are also close races for Shelton City Commission, Grapeview School Board and Mary M. Knight School Board.

In the City of Shelton, 63.14 percent of the voters are in favor of changing the City’s form of government from a three-member commission to a seven-member council. That’s 723 voting “Yes” and 422 voting “No”. There were also 40 Under Votes, meaning 40 people chose not to vote for the proposition.

For Shelton City Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvement, Kevin Dorcy has a 16-vote lead on incumbent Tracy Moore. Dorcy leads 50.57 percent (574 votes) to Moore’s 49.16 percent (558 votes). There are also three write-ins and 50 under votes.

Mason County’s measure to increase the property tax levy 37 cents per thousand is failing with 67.48 percent voting against. That’s 7,488 voting “No” to 3,608 “Yes” votes with 257 deciding not to vote.

In the race for Port of Allyn Commissioner District No. 2, Ted Jackson leads Houston Hamilton 999 votes to 764 votes. That’s 55.75 percent voting for Jackson and 42.63 percent voting for Hamilton with 29 write-ins and 463 under votes.

The Mary M. Knight School District’s construction bond is failing with 65.18 percent voting against. That’s 161 voting “No” and 86 voting “Yes”. In the race for Director District No. 1, incumbent Leroy Valley has a two-vote lead on Jennifer Phipps. That’s 105 voting for Valley and 103 voting for Phipps with three write-ins and 41 under votes. 

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County Levy Lid Lift Fact Sheet Released

Mason County has released a fact sheet on Proposition No. 1, the property tax levy lid lift measure on the November 7th General Election Ballot. Frank Pinter, Director of Support Services for the County, announce the release of the fact sheet during Tuesday night’s Mason County Commission meeting.

The five page document gives background on why the County is asking to increase property tax 37 cents, where the funds will go if the measure passes, and what happens if the measure fails.

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REALTORS® Endorse Dorcy for Shelton City Commissioner

The Mason County Association of REALTORS®, one of the county’s largest business organizations, has endorsed Kevin Dorcy for Shelton City Commissioner in this year’s general election.

The endorsement decision follows comprehensive candidate interviews held in early October with the local organization’s candidate interview panel in Shelton. The interview questions posed to the candidates involved issues that impact the real estate industry and home, property and business ownership that help the community thrive.

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