The challenger for Benton Fire District 6, Position 1, covering the Paterson area, edged ahead of the incumbent in Thursday's ballot count.
Richard Jackson and Steve McClintock were in a 50-vote tie since election night Tuesday. But more votes were counted Thursday, putting Jackson in the lead.
He has 64 votes, or 52 percent, to McClintock's 58 votes, or nearly 48 percent. The election will be certified Nov. 29.