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Blush, Stearns win City Council seats

McDowell ousted after eight years

In three Shelton City Council races on Tuesday's ballot, the longest-serving member was handily defeated by a fellow lifelong Shelton resident, a downtown businessman was elected after losing a council race two years ago by five votes, and a third contest was too close to call on the initial count.

Results from the second ballot count were released by the Mason County Auditor's Office at 5 p.m. Wednesday, after the Journal went to press. Updates are available on the Journal's website.

Melissa Stearns, a Realtor and lifelong resident Shelton, defeated eight-year incumbent Kathy McDowell for...


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