In the six races in Tarrant County that were so close that no one won them outright, the Dalworthington Gardens municipal election came down to a tie vote.
A tie vote is unusual enough that city election officials refrained from calling the Dalworthington Gardens race Saturday a runoff and instead opted for the term "second election."
On Saturday, it looked as though the tie had been broken.
In Dalworthington Gardens, 16-term incumbent Place 2 Alderman Guy Snodgrass held onto his seat beating challenger Horace Riley by a 53 percent to 47 percent margin.
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Prior to election night the two candidates credited the 199-to-199 vote tie to poor voter turnout.
"This just shows the power of every single vote," Snodgrass said. "A large number of the people I talked to told me they just got busy with life and forgot to vote."
Riley, a political newcomer, said the low turnout showed him that "most people just don't care."
Riley said the people he talked to since the last election seemed as though they were ready for a change.
"They want new retail businesses that will generate sales tax revenue for the city," Riley said.
In other races, the winners are:
Forest Hill City Council Place 3: Gerald Joubert won over Michielle Benson 56 percent to 44 percent.
Hurst City Council Place 7: Cindy Shepard won over Howard Shotwell 51 percent to 49 percent.
Keller City Council Place 2: Sean M. Hicks won over Vandolyn Roszell 59 percent to 41 percent.
Saginaw City Council Place 4: Charlie Tucker won over Chris Carter 78 percent to 22 percent
Grapevine-Colleyville school board: Becky St. John won her race against Amy Putnam 64 percent to 36 percent.