Some things out there just make you scratch your head. Each month I’ll call one out and provide a perspective. Send me any ideas you have!
Stoltman wins final Bensenville District 2 seat
It’s actually not all that uncommon – see here for another example in North Carolina – but using a coin toss to decide local government leadership positions seems like the easy and short sighted way to me. In this case, after a tie for the final spot on the local school board, state law actually required a random drawing to determine the winner. I understand there can be sensitivities to a subjective tie-breaker such as years of education, age, relevant experience, but isn’t that an acceptable trade off to the random flip of a coin?