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Change in outcome of Horton city race after canvass

(KNZA)--The Brown County Commission met as a board of canvassers Monday to canvass ballots from the November 7th general election, and after the counting of provisional ballots there was a change in the initial outcome of the race for a position on the Horton City Commission.

Election night results showed Bruce Hodges winning a three-way race for the position of Commissioner of Police by three votes. However, after the counting of provisional ballots, Avery Thornton came out on top by one-vote.

The final results showed Thornton receiving 133 votes; Hodges 132 votes; and Kirk Griess 19 votes.

Commissioners also broke a tie-vote in the race for Powhattan mayor between incumbent Luke Pollock and write-in candidate Norwood " Jim "Foster.

Commissioner Rich Lehmkuhl drew a name from a hat to determine the winner, with Foster's name drawn.

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