State House Candidate To Seek Recount Of Two-Vote Loss

Thursday, November 9th 2006, 5:59 am
By: News On 6

ADA, Okla. (AP) -- A Republican candidate for the state House wants a recount of his two-vote loss.

Todd Thomsen -- a former Oklahoma football player -- received 4,794 votes Tuesday for the House District 25 seat in southeastern Oklahoma.

Former Ada Mayor and city councilor Darrell Nemecek -- a Democrat -- received 4,796 votes.

Both are seeking to succeed term-limited legislator Bob Plunk.

Thomsen said he was disappointed at the close loss and believes it would be irresponsible not to seek a recount.

Nemecek says he understands Thomsen's concern, and if the shoe were on the other foot, he'd do the same thing.