Nov 9, 2014 12:03 PM

Dartmouth College student is write-in victor in county race

The Associated Press

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - A Dartmouth College senior from Chicago is Grafton County's newly-elected register of probate after his fraternity brothers launched an impromptu write-in campaign Election Day.

The Valley News reports that Mick Wopinski won the seat with 20 write-in votes in a race that featured no official candidates.

Wopinski's Alpha Delta fraternity brother - Sam Todd - wrote in his friend's name and then rallied others to do the same.

Wopinski voted, but did not cast a vote for the post he now holds.

The newspaper reports the position was formerly a full-time job, but most of its duties were repealed and shifted to the circuit court clerk in 2011. Salary is $100 a year.

Wopinski says he's still trying to decide whether he'll accept the job.


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