Draw Decides Election
SALEM, Conn. (AP) _ Two Democrats vying to represent their party as a Board of Selectmen candidate waged a traditional campaign, but it all came down to the luck of the draw.
Charlene Clancy and Charles Zemko tied, 155-155, when Tuesday’s primary results were tallied.
On Wednesday, an attorney from the secretary of the state’s office told local officials they would either have to flip a coin or pick a name from a hat to break the tie.
Zemko was declared the Democrats’ endorsed candidate for the post Wednesday afternoon, when his name was chosen from a straw hat by election moderator Linda Phillips.
″I’m elated,″ Zemko said.
Clancy says she was satisfied with her 50-50 chance of winning.
In November, Zemko will square off against Republican Francis Robinson.