Burkley Allen, a former neighborhood association president, narrowly won the Metro Council’s politically progressive District 18 seat, besting opponent David Glasgow by a 960-928 vote.
The percentage breakdown was 51-49.
The district seat, currently held by outgoing Councilwoman Kristine LaLonde, includes the Hillsboro Village, Belmont-Hillsboro and Hillsboro-West End areas.
“We’re thrilled that our hard work paid off, that we ran a grassroots campaign and worked on each vote one person at a time,” Allen said.
In the final weeks, Mayor Karl Dean made a minor political play in the race, popping up on mail pieces for both Allen and Glasgow.
“I’m pleased that as a district, we ran a clean race, and I’m looking forward to working with everybody now that we know the results,” Allen said.