Coin toss decides victor in precinct officer race

first_img The simple flip of a quarter on Monday afternoon decided the outcome of a Republican precinct committee officer race for a voter precinct in Camas.Republicans Randy Killen and Matthew Larvick each received 75 votes in the Aug. 7 precinct committee officer election, prompting a recount Monday at the Clark County elections office.Larvick and Killen were not present for the recount or the coin toss, which combined took about a half-hour. Following the recount, elections supervisor Tim Likness put four slips of paper in a box, and county Auditor Greg Kimsey drew a slip that indicated Larvick would win if the coin landed tails side up.Kimsey then flipped the quarter, caught it, slapped it on his wrist and announced it had indeed landed tails.Larvick was unaware he had won the coin toss when contacted by a reporter shortly after the event. He seemed pleased, and he complimented the integrity of the elections department.“I think it was a very fair process,” said Larvick, the incumbent in the race. He has served as Republican committee officer of that precinct for the past two election cycles, and this was the first time he ran opposed. Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey flips a quarter Monday to determine that Matthew Larvick will remain Republican committee officer in Precinct 965. The coin toss, which came up tails, followed a recount by Clark County Elections Department officials that confirmed Larvick was tied with Republican candidate Randy Killen.last_img

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