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Norwalk GOP Candidate Wins Taxing District Primary

NORWALK, Conn. – Charlie Yost won Tuesday's primary, officially becoming the Republican candidate for Third Taxing District commissioner.

James Anderson challenged Yost for the candidacy after losing by one vote at July's Republican Convention. Anderson got 57 votes in the primary to Yost's 83.

Republican registrar Karen Doyle Lyons said the last Republican primary for the post in the district was in 2005, when 97 people voted.

This primary was done on the cheap, she said, with the city spending about half of what it would normally cost. The city printed the paper ballots, with a special mark to make them official. An old ballot box was used.

Just by chance, four certified moderators were at the polling place. Also in attendance for a few hours was 100-year-old William Harrick , which impressed some school children, Lyons said.

"They were amazed and enthralled," she said. Harrick has volunteered at elections for more than 60 years. "He has worked for many, many years for democracy."

Contact reporter Nancy Chapman at nchapman@thedailynorwalk.com .

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