Clinton First Selectman declared after recount

CLINTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Clinton’s First Selectman has been declared in a recount after a dead heat between the two candidates in Tuesday’s election.

On Tuesday, Democratic First Selectman William Fritz and his Republican challenger Bruce Farmer both received exactly 1,632 votes. After a recount on Saturday morning, Farmer beat the incument first selectman by just one vote.

An official recount was held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Rose Room at Clinton Town Hall where it was determined that Fritz received 1,633 and Farmer received 1,634.

Farmer said he wants to bring new energy and fresh ideas to town hall and beyond.

If the tie stood following the recount, the town was prepared for an adjourned or run-off election on November 24.

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