And the Winner is....
Scott Perry has won the coin toss in Woodland, and he is the next city councilor. His race against Robert Ripp resulted in a tie, even in a recount. So the logical thing to do, of course, was flip a coin. It was a special coin, flipped in a special assembly today at Woodland High School. It was an exercise in democracy...showing the students that every vote does indeed count.
I interviewed both of these men yesterday, before the flip, and it was a pleasure talking to them. They were both in good spirits about the outcome, realizing that their hands were tied and there wasn't anything else they could do about it. Both said they were going to cross their fingers and hope their number came up. But both also expressed confidence in their opponent, knowing each of them would do a good job.
It was refreshing interviewing these politicians. They were cordial and optimistic, even funny. Perry even told me this was his 15 minutes of fame. Both were glad to get the whole thing over with.
Congratulations to Councilman Perry!