Three candidates for the Arizona House of Representatives in District 26 are locked in a near-even heat, according to early results from the Nov. 2 election.

Upstart Republican Terri Proud held a 1-point lead over Democratic Rep. Nancy Young Wright, with Republican Rep. Vic Williams right behind.

With 19 of 90 precincts counted as of 9:24 p.m., Proud had 34.04 percent of the votes (24,987), Young Wright 33.01 percent (24,233) and Williams 32.78 percent (24,066 votes).

Two of the three would be elected to two-year terms in the Arizona House. The District covers much of Northwest Tucson east of I-10, extending into SaddleBrooke in Southern Pinal County.

In the District 26 Senate race, incumbent Republican Sen. Al Melvin led challenger Cheryl Cage by just over 5 points, 52.6-47.3 percent. With 19 of 90 precincts counted, Melvin had 26,956 votes, Cage 24,231 votes.

State Representative, District 26
Rep. Nancy Young Wright, D 33.01 percent 24,233 votes
Terri Proud, R 34.04 percent 24,987 votes
Rep. Vic Williams, R    32.78 percent 24,066 votes
19 of 90 precincts reported, 9:24 p.m. Tuesday
State Senate, District 26
Cheryl Cage, D 47.28 percent 24,231 votes
Sen. Al Melvin, R 52.60 percent 26,956 votes
19 of 90 precincts reporting

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