Two votes separate challenger, incumbent in Mower County's 2nd District
Two votes separated incumbent Ray Tucker and challenger Polly Glynn in Mower County's race for the 2nd District seat.
The results weren't final until 1 a.m.; Glynn led by one vote before the last precinct was tallied.
Tucker picked up 290 votes (43.22 percent) to Glynn's 288 votes (42.92 percent). Challenger Bryan Young had 93 votes for 13.86 percent.
"Well, I'm excited," Glynn said Tuesday night. "I'm excited about the prospect of being able to possibly take this office. I don't believe they've had a woman on the board, so it'll be fun for them, too."
Now the work begins in earnest.
"I've done some before the primary, but I haven't put 100 percent in," Glynn said. "I wanted to get through the primary first. I'll kind of step it up now; it'll be more interesting to go forward."
Despite the close results, it didn't compare to the time she spent on the Grand Meadow School Board, Glynn said.
"The most stressful vote I've been involved in was when we put it up for vote for funding for the dome school," she said.
"You have to be willing to put yourself out there, be responsible for the decisions you've made, and I've always been OK with that," Glynn said.
Tucker, who's held the position since 1996, is seeking his fifth term. He was unavailable for comment Tuesday night.