The initial result from the General Election show Sharon Trask leading Kevin Schmelzlen for Mason County Commissioner. Incumbent Casey Salisbury has a substantial lead on Darin Holland for Mason County Sheriff. Patti McLean leads incumbent Melody Peterson for Mason County Assessor. Paddy McGuire topping Charles Rhodes for Mason County Auditor. George Steele has a substantial lead on Eric Valley for Mason County District Court Judge. And the incumbents leading in the three 35th Legislative District races. 

Mason County Commissioner District No. 3 Vote Vote %
Kevin Schmelzlen 8,800 47.37%
Sharon Trask 9,778 52.63%
Mason County Sheriff Vote Vote %
Casey Salisbury 12,002 65.59%
Darin Holland 6,296 34.41%
Mason County Assessor Vote Vote %
Melody Peterson 8,286 46.18%
Patti McLean 9,656 53.82%
Mason County Auditor Vote Vote %
Paddy McGuire 9,031 51.17%
Charles G. Rhodes 8,619 48.83%
Mason County District Court Judge Vote Vote %
George A. Steele 9,402 59.41%
Eric Valley 6,424 40.59%
Merger of Fire Protection District No. 9 into Fire Protection District No. 16 Vote Vote %
Approved 419 82.64%
Rejected 88 17.36%
Legislative District 35 State Senator Vote Vote %
Irene Bowling 19,623 47.63%
Tim Sheldon 21,573 52.37%
Legislative District 35 State Representative Position 1 Vote Vote %
Dan Griffey 25,915 57.36%
James Thomas 19,261 42.64%
Legislative District 35 State Representative Position 2 Vote Vote %
David Daggett 21,942 48.56%
Drew C. MacEwen 23,239 51.44%
United States Senator Vote Vote %
Maria Cantwell 1,142,431 58.63%
Susan Hutchison 806,223 41.37%
Congressional District 6 U.S. Representative Vote Vote %
Derek Kilmer 124,292 62.82%
Douglas Dightman 73,561 37.18%
Congressional District 10 U.S. Representative Vote Vote %
Denny Heck 89,137 60.88%
Joseph Brumbles  57,272 39.12%
Supreme Court Justice Position 8 Vote Vote %
Nathan Choi 516,202 32.42%
Steve Gonzalez 1,076,220 67.58%
Initiative Measure No. 1631 concerns pollution Vote Vote %
Yes 849,062 43.70%
No 1,093,897 56.30%
Initiative Measure No. 1634 concerns taxation of certain items intended for human consumption.  Vote Vote %
Yes 1,059,251 54.77%
No 874,886 45.23%
Initiative Measure No. 1639 concerns firearms Vote Vote %
Yes 1,178,577 60.38%
No 773,368 39.62%
Initiative Measure No. 940 concerns law enforcement Vote Vote %
Yes 1,148,918 59.22%
No 791,005 40.78%
Advisory Vote No. 19 Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6269 Vote Vote %
Repealed 979,637 52.79%
Maintained 876,185 47.21%

Election officials in the Mason County Auditor’s Office expect several thousand more ballots to come in over the next few days and will count additional ballots every day for the rest of the week. Updated results will be posted 4 PM.

As of 8 PM Tuesday, County election staff has processed 19,452 ballots making the turnout just under 50 percent (49.63%).

Mason County Auditor Karen Herr told MasonWebTV Powered by HCC that they emptied the ballot drop box in front of the County’s Building I three times Tuesday due to the high volume of ballots being returned. Herr also expects the turnout to be over 60 percent, possibly reaching 70 percent.