Rogers declared her victory over French in a statement, but French said she plans to wait and watch the votes.
“I want to thank you all so much! We did it,” Rogers said.
In the race for the Arizona House of Representatives, Democratic Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans had been leading the pack last night. But her lead also slipped by morning.
Republican Rep. Walt Blackman took the lead by a significant margin, garnering 28% of the vote. Based on the current numbers, Blackman looks to be secure in a second term.
Evans has moved down to third, but is just 267 votes behind former Rep. Brenda Barton at this point. Barton has 47,071 votes with 26% of the vote, and Evans has 46,804 votes with 25% of the vote.
With ballots still being counted, the district’s second seat remains up for grabs. In the district’s 2018 state House election, the difference between second and third place was decided by just 577 votes.
Barton and officials from Evans’ campaign told the Arizona Daily Sun Wednesday morning that every vote would need to be counted before the winner of the second seat could be determined.
“I knew it would be close,” Barton said. “I worked very hard to get the message out to folks in District 6.”
Katherine Yelle, Evans’ campaign manager, said they were still waiting for the total incoming ballots.