Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Rivals in everything: Checotah, Eufaula mayoral races decided by one vote

Eufaula, population 2605. Home of the Ironheads. McIntosh County seat.
Checotah, population 3049. Home of the Wildcats. Think they should be the county seat.

Rivals in everything. And now, it would seem, rivals even to the point of election results. Both towns held a mayoral election on Tuesday; Checotah had four candidates, Eufaula had three.

Checotah mayoral results:
Marvin Nichols: 331 votes (37.49%)
Jay Hayes: 330 votes (37.37%)
Bernita Rittenhouse: 191 (21.63%)
Bruce Hammontree: 31 (3.51%)

Eufaula mayoral results:
Selina Jayne-Dornan: 294 (39.3%)
Nancy M. Mouser: 293 (39.1%)
Chad French: 162 (21.6%)

Talk about a cross-county rivalry!