Mark Faith eked out a 29-vote lead over Rosie Rumsey on Monday to see who will challenge incumbent Brad Peck for his seat on the Franklin County Commission in November's general election.
With 160 votes left to be counted today, results from the Aug. 7 primary show Faith, a county building inspector, receiving 856 votes, or 25 percent, to Rumsey's 827 votes, or 24 percent. Rumsey is the county's human resources director.
Peck picked up a majority of votes in the primary, with 1,742 votes, or 51 percent.
All three are Republicans.
The top two vote-getters move on to the general election on Nov. 6.
State law requires an automatic hand recount of ballots in local races if two candidates are separated by fewer than 150 votes or 0.25 percent.