Rawlson King becomes the 1st black city councilor in Ottawa’s history

Rawlson King is Rideau-Rockcliffe’s new city councilor.

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%.

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