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McNair wins coin-flip election in Wolfforth

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The race for the contested City Council seat in Wolfforth is over, and it was all decided by a coin toss.

It was a 50-50 chance, but Bruce McNair drew heads and came out the winner.

After the polls closed last Saturday, McNairr tied with his opponent Brian Studer.

A run-off election would have cost the city another $10,000. But, rather than spend the money, both McNair and Studer decided it would be best to leave it up the chance of a coin toss.

McNair said he felt this was the fairest way to break the tie. "It would've been ridiculous to waste that kind of money," McNair said. "The other option would've been to concede. But if I were to concede, why even start the race in the first place?"

McNair will be sworn in on Monday.

Studer said he's happy it's all over and will continue to serve the city in other ways.

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