Watford City mayor race ends in tie; recount possible

June 15, 2018

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

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