Brett Amidan will be the new member of the Richland School Board after a coin toss at the Benton County Auditor's office in Prosser.

A recount put Jill Oldson ahead by three or four votes after more than 12,000 people cast ballots.

Then four contested ballots were examined and it was determined one was a no vote, and the other three supported Amidan. That put the two candidates at a dead tie with 6,178 votes each!

Today's coin toss in Prosser went in Amidan's favor, making it the SECOND election decided in the Mid Columbia this month with a coin flip. The other was for a Kahlotus City Council spot.

Does your vote count? Is it worth reading the information booklet and taking the time to fill out a ballot?

If you live in the Mid Columbia it DEFINITELY counts!

Vladimir Cetinski