Tuesday night, the candidates running for the two 35th District State Representative seats and all three seats on the Mason County Commission debated the issues at Oakland Bay Junior High School. The debate was presented by the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce, the League of Women Voters of Mason County and MasonWebTV.com.
The two candidates running for 6th District U.S. Representative, the seat being vacated by the retirement of Norm Dicks, will be attending Thursday night’s debate in Belfair. Democrat Derek Kilmer and Republican Bill Driscoll will be attending the event in the Hawkins Middle School Gymnasium at different times because of scheduling conflicts.
Friday afternoon, election officials in the Mason County Auditor’s Office counted additional ballots from Tuesday’s Primary Election. More than 5,000 additional ballots were processed but there were no major changes in the unofficial results. In all races, the top two candidates were more clearly defined.