Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Coroner steps down

Never a typical day at the office for Stockwell


December 16, 2021

Matt Baide

Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell sits at his desk. Stockwell resigned Nov. 29 after 16 years with the county.

After a 16-year career as the Mason County Coroner, Wes Stockwell resigned from his position Nov. 29.

Stockwell, 63, worked for the Washington State Patrol for 27 years before being appointed the Coroner in 2005 after coroner Martha Reed died of leukemia. Stockwell ran for office in 2006 unopposed and has ran four times unopposed for the position.

He has a Master's degree in Public Administration and a bachelor's degree in public policy. His experience at WSP prepared him for what he would see on the job.

"I really had no thoughts of doing it, it just seemed like a natural transition to b...

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