Richard Beckman, owner of Richard Beckman Realty Group in downtown Shelton, is running for the seat on the Mason County Commission occupied by Kevin Shutty, who told the Journal on Tuesday he won't run for re-election.
This is the first campaign for public office by the 55-year-old Beckman, who is running as a Republican.
Shutty, also a Republican, won the District 2 seat in 2017.
Beckman was a member and chair of the Mason County Realtors Government Affairs Committee and pointed out he endorsed candidates of both major political parties.
"I think I can make a real difference," he said in...