Karen Brown, a former Catholic-school teacher, has won the Republican nomination for mayor of Philadelphia with a 65-vote margin over real estate agent John Featherman, according to a final but still unofficial count.

City election officials said Friday that Brown had 8,370 votes, including absentee and provisional ballots, compared with Featherman's 8,305.

A three-judge panel is expected to certify the vote count next week. - Bob Warner