Official Pulls Name from Hat, Breaks Election Tie

Posted at: 11/12/2013 10:39 PM

CUSHING, Iowa (AP) - A Woodbury County supervisor pulled a name from a hat, breaking a tie in the election for mayor of Cushing.
The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1i73rhw ) Supervisor David Tripp on Tuesday pulled the name of incumbent Mayor Gary Merkel from a hat.
The selection broke a tie with challenger Donald Joy Jr. and means Merkel can serve another two-year term as mayor of Cushing. The men had tied with each receiving 22 votes.
Merkel has been mayor of the 220-person city since 1992.
Cushing is about 35 miles east of Sioux City.

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