Kevin Hartke has defeated Donna Wallace in a runoff election for an open Chandler City Council seat.
With all 68 precincts reporting, Hartke had 17,600 votes to Wallace's 16,393.
Numbers were delayed because Chandler's transmission-system malfunctioned, Hartke said.
Hartke spent Tuesday night with supporters at a Chandler Italian restaurant. Wallace hosted a party at her home.
"I'm feeling good," Wallace said. "We feel we've run a campaign with honesty and integrity."
Hartke, a pastor, served on the Council in 2008 as an appointee after Martin Sepulveda was deployed to Iraq. Wallace, a small-business co-owner and sales associate at Macy's, was on the Council from 1998 until term-limited in 2006.