Rawlson King becomes the 1st black city councilor in Ottawa’s history
King won the byelection in Rideau-Rockcliffe to replace Tobi Nussbaum, who stepped down in January as head of the National Capital Commission.
According to unofficial results posted Monday evening, King received 1,529 votes, or 18.36 percent of the vote, to win over second-place finisher Jamie Kwong, who had 1,406 votes.
King will be the first black city councilor in Ottawa’s history.
Voter turnout for the by-election was 30.61%.
Congratulations @rawlsonking on your win! I look forward to working with you and to your contributions to Rideau-Rockcliffe and on City Council. I’d also like to thank all those who’ve put their name on the ballot in this by-election – our democracy is stronger because of you.— Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) April 16, 2019