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Updated election results

In updated election results released by Mason County at 1:18 p.m. Thursday, Miguel Gutierrez took a three-vote lead over George W. Blush in the Shelton City Council Position No. 7 race. Blush led Gutierrez in Tuesday’s first vote count by 23 votes. The lead shrank to a single vote in Wednesday’s second count. After Thursday’s count, which is the last scheduled until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Gutierrez led 714-711.

In North Mason, the North Mason School District levy is now passing by 43 votes. In Mason County, the levy has 2,516 “yes” votes and 2,479 “no” votes. In the Kitsap County portion of the election, there are 48 “yes” votes and 42 “no” votes.

Also in North Mason School District, the race for Director District No. 5 shows incumbent Arla Shepard Bull leading challenger Michael Curtin by 24 votes after Thursday’s tally. Shepard Bull has 2,232 votes and Curtin has 2,208 votes. The totals include 72 votes from district residents in Kitsap County.

Updated results will be available in the Nov. 11 edition of the Shelton-Mason County Journal.


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