Watford City mayor race ends in tie; recount possible
WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — An election recount is possible in Watford City, where the race for mayor ended in a tie.
The Minot Daily News reports that Justin Johnsrud and Phil Riely tied with 267 votes apiece in Tuesday’s election.
Johnsrud is a teacher and head football coach at Watford City High School. Riely is an energy company lease operator and a city councilman.
The county’s canvassing board meets Monday afternoon.
Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com