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Council swears in new members

Onisko will serve second term as city mayor

Melissa Stearns, George Blush and Tom Gilmore were sworn in Tuesday evening as new members of the Shelton City Council, followed by the seven-member council unanimously re-electing Eric Onisko as mayor. Joe Schmit was re-elected deputy mayor.

Stearns, a local Realtor and lifelong Shelton resident, defeated eight-year incumbent Kathy McDowell with 60.63% for a four-year term as council member 2.

Blush, the owner of Nita's Koffee Shop and the nonprofit 5XL Shelton Food Bank that provides pet food to pet owners, won a four-year-term as council member No. 1 with 57.61% to defeat Tristen Smith. The...


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