In a squeaker of a race, Republican Kurt Prenzler beat Democrat Alan Dunstan for chairmanship of Madison County government.
Prenzler's margin of victory was 506 votes, or 50.2 percent to incumbent Dunstan's 49.8 percent.
Madison County Treasurer and county Board Chairman Republican candidate Kurt Prenzler
"I embrace the change that Madison County voters have just made," Prenzler said in a statement. "I will try to live up to the great honor and trust voters have placed in me. I look forward to working with my opponent, Alan Dunstan, to have a smooth transition."
Prenzler received 62,499 votes to Dunstan's 61,993.