DICKINSON, Texas - The race to be the mayor of a Houston suburb has ended with the winner's name being drawn from a top hat.
Sean Skipworth and Jennifer Lawrence had been vying to be the next mayor of Dickinson.
But after a runoff election last month and a recount earlier this week, each candidate had ended up with 1,010 votes.
Texas law says a tie in a race for public office can be resolved by casting lots.
The Galveston County Daily News reports that Skipworth became mayor after a ping pong ball with his name was pulled out of a hat during a ceremony Thursday evening.
Lawrence, meanwhile, said she trusted the process and will support Skipworth.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.