Coin flip decides Loveland as new Heyburn City Council member

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HEYBURN, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A coin flip decided the next Heyburn City Council member Wednesday night.

The Nov. 7 election produced a tie between incumbent Dick L. Galbraith and Glen Loveland.

To break the tie, City Clerk Ashlee Langley flipped the 50 cent piece during a special meeting to determined the next Heyburn City Council member for the next four years

Galbraith picked heads. The coin landed on heads and Loveland won the seat.

Five candidates, including two incumbents, ran for the two, four-year seats on the council. Chad Anderson was re-elected with 176 votes. Galbraith and Loveland each received 112 votes.

Loveland said he didn't think a coin toss was a fair way to decide the election, but he is ready to move on.

“I want to be able to use a level head to decide what is best for the citizens," he said.

Glen Loveland and Dick Galbraith wait for a coin toss to decide who will win the Heyburn Council Seat.
Dick Galbraith waits for a coin toss that will decide if he will remain a Heyburn Councilman.
Glen Loveland waits for a coin toss to decide if he will win a Heyburn City Council seat.

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