City Council race headed for machine recount
November 25, 2021
Miguel Gutierrez holds a five-vote lead over George W. Blush for a seat on the Shelton City Council following the final Nov. 2 general election ballot count released on Monday, triggering a recount by the Mason County Auditor’s Office.
Gutierrez had 728 votes for 49.59% and Blush 723 votes for 49.25% in their race for a four-year seat as council member No. 7. Write-in candidates had received 17 votes.
The results released on Nov. 4 had Gutierrez with a three-vote lead.
A couple weeks ago, Mason County Auditor Paddy McGuire told the Journal that by law, an automatic machine count will be c...