Early Mason County elections


August 3, 2023

Courtesy of Mason County Historical Museum

Clermont Brumbaugh and his wife Emma in 1937.

A front-page story in the May 28, 1938, Shelton Daily Spokesman began: "Despite the fact that he lost the election to the Democratic candidate for county auditor back in 1884, Clermont S. Brumbaugh, pioneer resident and long active in local politics, still treasures a copy of an 1884 issue of the Puget Sound Angus, published in Port Townsend, that showed the results of the territorial election as well as the Mason County election. Mr. Brumbaugh, still active at over 80 years of age, is the sole remaining survivor of that election."

Brumbaugh lost his 1884 bid for Mason County auditor to E....

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