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The newspaper reports the position was formerly a full-time job, but most of its duties were repealed and shifted to the circuit court clerk in 2011.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