Both Huron County recorder candidates were shocked to hear the results of Tuesday's race, which Jan Tkach won by receiving 10,053 votes and Christina Raftery receiving 7,701.
Tkach, a Republican, will succeed retiring recorder Karen Fries, a Democrat.
Raftery, a Democrat, had not heard the results when a reporter called to break the news. "Oh my God," a shocked Raftery said. "I'm flabbergasted. I have no words really to say."
A story about this race, including comments from both candidates, was published in Wednesday's Reflector.