Both candidates for the controversial race for Brazil Clerk Treasurer considered themselves the winners, although only one could win.
With 55.26 percent of the votes (893), (R.) Karen McQueen defeated (D.) Janet Wallace's 44.74 percent (723).
"I'm so excited and happy," McQueen said at the Democratic Headquarters after the final election results came in shortly before 8 p.m. "I knew it would be close, Janet was a tough candidate to beat."
"I turned everything about this election over to God," Wallace said. "If I had won, it was what God wanted me to do. He has something else for me to do now."
Wallace said she plans to continue with her volunteer work in the community.
At the top of her list of "things to do," McQueen said getting the City's books in order would be her first order of business next week.
"We're going to get those books straightened out," she said. "I can't thank my family, friends and supporters enough for all their help. I'm just so happy about how things turned out."