DRAWING LOTS: Mayor’s Unconventional Election Win

hat draw

Mark Thome will be the next mayor of the eastern Iowa town of Gilbertville but he didn’t win any election to gain the spot.

Thursday morning a drawing was held and Thome’s name was selected from a hat.

The Black Hawk County auditor’s office says after a re-count, Thome and a write-in challenger were both found to have 109 votes each.

With the election a tie, Iowa law requires it be resolved by drawing lots.


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