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Page A-18 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 MASON COUNTY PUD 3 COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 2 Ilenger men in By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncoun com Tom Farmer won another term on the Mason County PUD 3 Commission by defeating John Komen in an impassioned race focusing on the utility dis- trict's past, present and future. Farmer received 56.9 percent of the vote and Komen, a retired journalist, 43.1 percent. Farmer, the owner of an oys- ter farm, has served as the Ma- son PUD 3 commission- er represent- ing District 2 since 2008. He is the commission's president. "I just Farmer think it's (winning) a mandate for what the PUD is and where it's going," Farmer said Tuesday night. Farmer called the campaign "lots of hard work for sev- en months." He said he spent about one-third Komen the amount of his oppo- nent in the campaign, but he believes the victory shows he has stronger connections in the community, thousands, really -- of our Ma- "I'm looking forward to get- son County neighbors," he said. ting to work," he said. "We will always remember their As for :his opponent, "I wish kindness and their attention." John well," Farmer said. Mason PUD 3 is a commu- In a prepared statement, Ko- nity-owned and governed utfl- men thanked the residents who ity that provides electricity to voted for him. more than 32,000 customers "We're disappointed we cameand provides wholesale telecom- up short, but we respect the vot- munication services. The three- ers' decision," he said. member board establishes Komen said he and his wife,policy; reviews operations; and Diane, enjoyed campaigning,approves plans, budgets and ex- "We met many hundreds -- penditures. Lu,beo, 1 lam-2pm Friday only "BUTCHER" TRUST IN US All Packages Freezer Ready No Time Spent Re-Wrappiq Locker Pocks Available Locally Owne ily-Run Meat Shop 1729 OLYMPIC HWY. N. SHELTON (360) 426-1659 N0wAccepUnoEBT www.michaelsmeats.net Open aon-Sat 9-7, Sun 9-6 PRICES EFFECTIVE 11-5 to 11-11 ALask~z True Cod or3;49by the I)'la. BOX All natural Boneless Chicken Breast or 1.,~7~. 15. by the su lB. case Grain-fed, bone-in. New York Steak All natural, fresh Bone-in Pork Picnic Roast Mike's all natural Homemade MeatloaI By the year 2040, these to be elected to the nation's be eligible "l will tell people my phone number in case people need help." -- Mason YC Grade 3, Mt. View Elementary "I'd give everyone nutritious food, clean water, and p!enty of money to get a pet so they are not lonely." -- Madoline Ramsfield, Grade 2, Sontbside School "I would not chop down the rainforest. We get medicines from it." -- Rylee West, Grade 3, Mt. View Elementary "The parents get rest for a half an hour or play with the kids!" -- Caid~ Bellomy, Grade 3, Grapevlew School "I would pass laws to help homeless people. They need food and Water to survive. And we can build homes for those who need it." -- Paige Hope, Grade 2, Mt. View Elementary "I would make cities safer so kids don't get stolen." -- Athena Vrooman, Grade 2, bit. View Elementary "I would change the way people get their money, by giving everybody the same amount. This would leave more money for businesses. -- Yeagan Orme, Grade2, Soathside School "I would make people tell the truth. If we were always honest, there would be no crime. There wouldn't be any jails and we would be happier!" -- Ben Lec Grade 2, Mt. View Eleraentury "l would make sure that all the mail was going to the right place." -- Lam~ Stepheas, Grade 2, Evergreen Elementary "I would pass laws that made our country "go green." We want to keep our world clean because it can make anamals sick. We don't want to be dirty and not healthy. We don't want to be polluted with our air, our water, and earth. -- Mir~eh Goebel, Grade 2, Mt. View Elementary "I would change the laws in the police staytion so people in jail stay longer for what they have done to other people. Because instead they should not be bad, they should respect the people that deserve respect." -- Miranda Solano, Grade 2, Evergreen Elementary "I would be the first girl being president." -- Magie Bartosovsky, Grade 3, Crapeview School jd(]fffal and Self-air Herald