Columbia City Councilman Brian DeQuincey Newman coasted to re-election Tuesday.
Newman, a council member for 20 months, was the overwhelming choice of voters in District 2 over community activist Nammu Muhammad.
“I’m glad my neighbors are pleased,” Newman said.
“I’m committed to making improvements. We’re going to get rolling.”
Newman, a 29-year-old lawyer and former prosecutor, won a council match that was more low-key than two others on the ballot, unofficial results show.
Major challenges ahead for Newman during his four-year term in office include settling on the proposed Bull Street redevelopment and keeping buses going without severe service cuts.
He also wants to improve law enforcement and help attract jobs to the Midlands.
Neighborhoods in the district include downtown, the Vista, Olympia and areas around Benedict College and Allen University.