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Mayor Wins New Term By Luck of the Draw
GILBERTVILLE, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- The mayor of Gilbertville has won another term, but only by the luck of the draw. Mark Thome's name was selected from a container Thursday morning. The only other name in that bin was Jeff Balvanz, who received the same number of votes in this month's election.
Black Hawk County election officials certified after a recount that both men received 109 votes. Rules required the tie to be broken by placing both names on a piece of paper and drawing them out of a container. When that was done Thursday morning, Mark Thome came out on top.