No significant changes in the latest Primary Election results after additional ballots were counted Wednesday.

In the three-person race for Mason County Commissioner District 3, Democrat Miguel Gutierrez still leads now with 2,119 votes (42.75%), followed by incumbent Republican Sharon Trask with 1,500 votes (30.27%), and then Republican Mark Carlson with 1,333 votes (26.9%). There are three write-in votes in this race. The top two candidates face off in the General Election.

In the four-person race for Mason County PUD 3 Commissioner District 1 (the seat currently held by Linda Gott), Juli Tuson still leads now with 1,928 votes (35.14%) followed by Randy Lewis with 1,787 votes (32.57%), Marty Crow now has 889 votes (16.2%) and Brianna Sheetz with 850 votes (15.49%). There are 32 write-in votes in this race. The top two vote getters advance to November’s General Election and still appears to be Tuson and Lewis.

The numbers still show all fire levies receiving over 60 percent approval.

The City of Shelton’s Emergency Medical Services Levy now has 60.45% approval with 998 voting “Yes” and 653 voting “No”.
Mason County Fire District 4’s Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services Property Tax Levy now has 62.6% approval with 1,246 voting “Yes” and 804 voting “No”.
In Mason County Fire District 5 (Central Mason Fire and EMS), 62.96% of the voters are in favor of the proposition restoring the Fire District’s property tax levy. That’s 3,156 voting “Yes” and 1,857 voting “No”.
Mason County Fire District 11’s EMS regular property tax levy now has 72.88% approval. That’s 387 Island Lake resident voting “Yes” and 144 voting “No”.

The latest Primary Election results for Mason County Assessor has incumbent Patti McLean with 9,734 votes (59.36%) to challenger George Blush’s 6,624 (40.39%). There are 41 write-in votes in this race.
In the race for Mason County Auditor, incumbent Paddy McGuire has 8,519 votes (51.21%) to challenger Steve Duenkel’s 8.097 (48.67%). There are 20 write-in votes in this race.

For Mason County Clerk, incumbent Sharon Fogo has 8,347 votes (50.5%) to challenger Charles Rhodes’ 8,158 votes (49.36%). There are 23 write-in votes in this race.

In the four-person race for 35th Legislative District State Representative Position 2 (the seat currently held by Drew MacEwen who is running for State Senate), Democrat Sandy Kaiser still leads now with 16,571 votes (46.2%), followed by Republican Travis Couture with 9,465 votes (26.39%), then Republican Patti Case with 6,120 votes (17.06%) and Republican Tiffany Sevruk with 3,693 votes (10.3%). The top two vote getters will be on the General Election Ballot which appears to be Kaiser and Couture.

In the race for 35th Legislative District State Representative Position 1, incumbent Republican Dan Griffey leads Democrat James DeHart now 20,295 votes (56.33%) to 15,699 (43.57%).

In the race for 35th Legislative State Senator (the seat currently held by Tim Sheldon), Republican Drew MacEwen leads Democrat Julianne Gale now 19,505 votes (54.05) to 16,539 (45.83%).

In the six-person race for 6th Congressional District U.S. Representative, incumbent Democrat Derek Kilmer now has 51.85%, followed by Republican Elizabeth Kreiselmaier with 23.1%. Republican Todd Bloom is next with 10.29%. Then Democrat Rebecca Parson with 9.01%. Republican Chris Binns with 4.56%. And then Independent Tom Triggs with 1.14%. It appears Kilmer and Kreiselmaier will face off in November.

The top two vote getters for U.S. Senator are incumbent Democrat Patty Murray with 53.53% and Republican Tiffany Smiley with 32.56%.

In the race for Washington State Secretary of State, incumbent Democrat Steve Hobbs remains the leader now with 40.69%. While there is still a close race for the second spot. Nonpartisan Julie Anderson now has 13.09%, followed by Republican Bob Hagglund now with 12.19% and then Republican Keith Wagoner now with 12.11%.

Additional ballots will be counted on Thursday, August 4th.