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35TH DISTRICT STATE REPRESENTATIVE POS. 2 Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-15 MacEwen defeats Newton in 35th District By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncoun com Freshman state Rep. Drew MacEwen (R-Union) won a second term representing the 35th District, Pos. 2, by defeat- ing challenger Tammey New- ton, a first-time campaigner and the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Ma- son County. In the district, MacEwen received 58.5 percent of the vote, and Newton, an Allyn Democrat, received 41.5 per- cent. The margin was almost identical in Mason County: 57.85 percent for MacEwen and 42.15 percent for Newton. MacEwen celebrated the victory Tuesday night at the restaurant he co-owns, Smok- ing Mo's in downtown Shelton. "I'm very humbled by the support of the people, and I look forward to representing people for another four years," he said. MacEwen said he was sur- prised by the large margin of the victory. He said he stood by his record while campaigning. "I want to thank Tammey for being part of the process," he said. A few blocks away, Newton was monitoring the election re- sults with fellow Mason Coun- ty Democrats at the Grove ABOVE: Rep. Drew MacEwen, right, stands with campaign manager Jeffrey Eagleson as they await election results at Smoking Mo's in Shelton. AT RIGHT: Tammey Newton gets a kiss from husband Rick Newton as they await election results with fellow Mason County Democrats on Tuesday evening at the Grove Street Brewhouse in Shelton. Journal photos by Gordon Weeks Street Brewhouse. ran a strong, competitive cam- "As a first-time campaigner, paign, and I look forward to you don't know what to ex- running again." pect," she said. "I feel like we Newton said her work com- pleting her master's degree in business administration from the University of Washing- ton's Foster School of Business by the ef tie peonage0 evk to re eseet eg peeple anetbe foH Drew MacEwen, 35th District state representative delayed her campaign. "Coming in late was one of the challenges ... People don't start mid-June," she said. Nevertheless, "we had good energy, good momentum ... We knew it was going to be a challenge," Newton said. Newton thanked voters for their support. "I'm excited looking at 2016," she said. Newton also offered her congratulations to MacEwen. "We will continue pushing our message and holding him accountable in the Legisla- ture," she said. l INSURANCE For All Your Insurance Needs Auto Insurance Homeowners & Renters Business & Commercial * Bonds ,,, Individual & Group Life & Disability IRAs Medical Plans Medical Shelton Office P.O. Box L Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 426-3317 Toll Free 1-888-633-4848 North County Residents Belfair Office P.O. Box 1837 Belfair, WA 98528 (360) 277-5300 Toll Free 1-888-633-4848 Visit us at our Website www.arnoldsmithins.com * Now Taking Reservations* * * Open Wednesday- Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Closed Monday 8e Tuesday Wed. - Sun. from 2:30 - 4:30 110 S. First St, Shelton, WA 98584 360-426-1421 * * * 360-426-1456