One vote difference in commissioner raceRecount requested in Murray County
By: Justine Wettschreck, Worthington Daily Globe
SLAYTON — For those who think their vote won’t make a difference, take a look at the Murray County Commissioner District 2 race, or just ask candidate Jamie Thomazin.
In Tuesday’s primary race, incumbent Robert Moline won the biggest chunk of the votes, with 143 people, just slightly more than 32 percent, casting a ballot in his favor. But the second place candidate, who will face Moline in the general election, was decided by one vote. Thomazin came in at 92, trailed by Jeff Carlson at 91.
A recount has been requested by candidate Carlson. Murray County Auditor/Treasurer Heidi Winter has 24 hours to arrange the recount and contact the candidates with the date and time of the recount.
Thomazin said earlier this summer he decided to run because of concerns about the direction in which the county was headed.
“I feel that tax dollars have been spent for projects that haven’t been planned properly…,” he stated. “I have a vast amount of experience identifying and evaluating situations that need attention. I have technical and management experience to resolve, design and work with the agencies to acquire funding to resolve and complete the projects at hand.”
Of the 1,020 people who were registered to vote in District 2, 438 of them cast a ballot in the primary election.