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Port Matilda Mayor Selected
12/17/2013
 
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It is certainly sage to say that this small town race is one of the more bizarre that has ever been covered.  It started, just weeks before Election Day, when the Incumbent Mayor, and only candidate, decided he did not want the job anymore.  So friends Ida Lively and Bobbie Jo Hamer staged their own last minute write in campaigns.  And in the end it came down to one vote.  The candidates, Ida Lively and Bobbie Jo Hamer, watched the recount intensely.  One hundred and thirty votes were cast during the general election but there were some problems.  Several ballots were not entirely filled out and others had misspellings.  After a month of waiting for a result the opponents hugged and agreed the outcome was fair. 

  
 
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