Mayor of Iowa town drawn from a hat

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When the mayoral race of a western Iowa town resulted in a tie the county’s supervisors drew a name from a hat to determine the winner.

According to a report by KSCJ Talk Radio 1360, when residents of Cushing, Iowa cast their votes for mayor on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 the outcome was a tie. Candidates Gary Merkel and Donald Joy Jr. each got 22 votes.

To determine the winner, both mayoral candidates names were placed into a hat and supervisors of Woodbury County drew a name, according to KSCJ.

The Sioux City Journal reported that the incumbent candidate, Gary Merkel won the draw. Merkel has been the mayor of the 220-person town since 1992.

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