In unofficial returns, Melissa Bynum and Mark Gilstrap advanced to the general election for the Unified Government Commission, 1st District, at large contest.
Bynum was in first place with 23 votes to spare. She received 1,125 votes to Gilstrap’s 1,102 votes.
Nathan Barnes, who led most of the evening, was a very close third, with 1,092 votes, only 10 votes short of Gilstrap.
The leader of the UG Commission, 4th District, contest was Harold Johnson, with 470 votes.
In second place was incumbent Commissioner Tarence Maddox, with 306 votes.
In the Board of Public Utilities, at large, position 3, contest, Chris McCord was leading with 2,020 votes.
In second place was Norm Scott with 1,886 votes.
These are final unofficial returns. Twenty-five precincts of 25 are reporting.
Voter turnout was 6,406, which is 9.9 percent of the registered voters.
It was a better turnout than the February 2013 primary election, when there was a 7.9 percent turnout, and a snowstorm. The March 2011 primary election had a 7.9 percent turnout.
The general election will be April 7.
UG Commissioner, 1st District at large
Nathan Barnes 1,092
Melissa Brune Bynum 1,125
Mark Gilstrap 1,102
LaVert A. Murray 721
Tamika Pledger 122
Christal Watson 538
Janice (Grant) Witt 178
UG Commissioner, 4th District
Harold Johnson 470
Tarence L. Maddox 306
Scott C. Murray 105
BPU, at large position 3
Murray D. Anderson Sr. 838
Thomas H. Gordon 1,237
Chris McCord 2,020
Norman D. Scott 1,886