Elections present a great deal of responsibility to us, the voters. Whether it is a local, regional, or national election the voters must take it upon themselves to learn all they can about the candidates that will in turn help shape their community's future.
As the City of Shelton transitions to a council government, it is important to know the candidates, the issues they feel strongly about, and their stances on those issues. Elections can be an exciting time for the community going forward, so here we provide a few informational pieces for you to help your decision.
Perhaps the handiest and most accessible piece of information during an election is the Mason County Local Voters' Guide. This publication offers background and statements from each candidate and may showcase their stance on the issues.
For a list of candidates, to check your registration, and other elections services visit the Mason County Auditor's website.
Here is a full list of the candidates, in ballot order, for each council seat. Each candidate's name is linked to each candidate's individual interview with iFiberone News Radio:
Shelton City Council Member No. 4
Shelton City Council Member No. 5
Shelton City Council Member No. 6
*There is no video available for Steve Thompson's interview. We have linked his email address.
Shelton City Council Member No. 7
Face-to-face communication with potential public officials is also very important when deciding which candidate to vote for. If you missed it, the council candidates were invited to a meet-and-greet on January 17 and a candidate forum on January 18, both of which were hosted by the Chamber. You can watch the full forum now, courtesy of MasonWebTV.
Ballots must be postmarked or returned to a designated dropbox by 8:00 PM on Tuesday, February 13.