Lady luck chooses incumbent Flood as Irvington's mayor

Seven months after Election Day, Republican incumbent Dennis Flood was sworn in as Irvington's mayor Thursday.

The village board broke an 847-vote stalemate between Flood and Democratic challenger Erin Malloy through the use of a coin tiebreaker. Eight quarters, four with the Statue of Libery for Flood and four with a bald eagle for Malloy, were placed in a bag. Flood won the tiebreaker after a Statue of Libery coin was pulled from the bag.

The tiebreaker follows seven months of court battles that threw out the possible winning vote for Malloy. Flood was sworn into office immediately after the event.

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