Incumbent Steven M. Brown leads the race to serve on the Santa Maria Public Airport District board of directors in early voting results.
With mail-in ballots counted and 39 out 68 precincts reporting, Brown has garnered 7,007 votes for 52.18 percent of the vote. His challenger, Jim Bray, has received 6,330 votes for 47.14 percent.
The race between Brown and Bray was the only competitive board seat up for election this year.
District incumbents Carl Engel Jr. and Hugh J. Rafferty filed for re-election but lacked any challengers.