PITTSBURGH—Unofficial election returns show western Pennsylvania Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone with a 36-vote lead over Democratic challenger David Levdansky.

Absentee and provisional ballots must still be counted next week in the district which includes parts of Allegheny and Washington counties.

The Allegheny County Board of Elections must certify the results which, so far, show Saccone with 14,374 votes to 14,238 for Levdansky.

Levdansky held the 39th District seat for 25 years before he lost it two years ago to Saccone.