ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The results are in and Atlanta now knows who their newest city council member will be.
Antonio Brown has defeated Byron Amos with 100 percent of the precincts reporting in the runoff election Tuesday.
Brown will take over the Atlanta City Council District 3 seat which was left vacant by the passing of Councilmember Ivory Young, Jr. last year.
Elections officials said about 1,200 people cast their ballots in Tuesday’s runoff.
LGBTQ Victory Fund in a release sent to FOX 5 News stated they helped raise nearly $3,000 for Brown, helping to make him the only LGBTQ member of the council.
Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund was quoted as saying the following in a statement to FOX 5 News:
“Antonio Brown made history in becoming the first Black openly LGBTQ person ever elected to the Atlanta City Council – and his unique perspective will be influential in ensuring our entire community is represented in the policy debates that affect our lives. His victory is important not just for Atlanta but for all of Georgia – a state where discrimination against LGBTQ people remains legal and anti-equality legislators continue to push policies that harm our community. The Atlanta City Council has a proud history of LGBTQ council members, but for more than a year we have had no LGBTQ voice on the council. Thanks to Antonio, we are back.”
Brown posted a video of the celebration on the campaign's website.