During a drawing of ballot positions at the City Clerk’s Office this morning, Bach’s name was pulled first.
“We’re happy to have drawn the top ballot position,” said Laura Carno, Bach’s chief of staff.
Still, both Carno and Bach’s competitor, Richard Skorman, said the ballot order probably won’t give either candidate much of an advantage since only two names are on the ballot.
“In a two-person race, I’m not sure that it helps,” Carno said.
“I think the distinction between these two candidates and their visions for the city is different enough that ballot order is not going to be the most important thing in this election,” she added.
“Everybody who is voting is going to really pay attention to the candidates and not the order,” he said. “I think in an election where there’s lot of candidates to choose from, maybe that has an effect. But we’ll both get out there and be known in ways that people will be clear about their decision.”
Skorman also said he’s used to being at the end because of his last name.
“It’ll be fine,” he said. “It’s a simple ballot.”