Every vote counts — and it’s okay to vote for yourself.
What Roth didn’t know was that he was casting the decisive ballot in a race that would be determined by one vote. His opponent, Damion Green, had chosen not to vote for himself in the election, which would take nearly a month for officials to sort out. After counting and recounting the votes, they announced Friday that they had certified the results. Roth had indeed won, defeating Green 247 votes to 246.
Actually, you CAN complain, but your complaint might carry more weight if you’re a member of the city council.
Roth, a 33-year-old landfill manager, decided to run for elected office because, after moving to the city two years earlier and enrolling his children in its public schools, he wanted to do his part to serve his community and have a say in its future.
“You can’t complain about something if you’re not a part of the solution,” he said.
The candidate who came in second said he wasn’t good at “tooting his own horn.” But he may not be the only one who’s disappointed.
The only thing that gives him pause is that he said he feels he let down the people who supported him.