Rawlson King will head to City Hall today as Ottawa’s newest councillor.

King won the by-election in Rideau-Rockcliffe to replace Tobi Nussbaum, who stepped down in January as head of the National Capital Commission.

According to the unofficial results, King received 18% of the vote to defeat 16 other candidates. Jamie Kwong finished in second place.

King will be the first black city councilor in Ottawa’s history.

Voter turnout for the by-election was 30.61%.