- Associated Press - Sunday, November 8, 2015

CLINTON, Conn. (AP) - Following a recount, officials in Clinton have determined the outcome of the coastal Connecticut town’s first selectman vote by the slimmest of possible margins.

The New Haven Register reports (https://bit.ly/1WHeJQn ) Republican Bruce Farmer defeated incumbent Democrat William Fritz Jr. for the top selectman’s seat by a single vote. Fritz had served as Clinton’s first selectman for the past 10 years.

Officials say the final tally was 1,634 votes for Farmer and 1,633 for Fritz. The initial Nov. 3 count had both candidates tied with 1,632.

Although the losing candidate still earns a seat on the selectman board, Fritz says it would be difficult for him to serve after having the top position for so many years.

He will consult with his party before making a decision to serve or not.


Information from: New Haven Register, https://www.nhregister.com

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