Atlanta residents on the Westside elected Antonio Brown to be their new city councilman during a runoff on Tuesday night.

Brown, a 34-year-old businessman, defeated former Atlanta Public Schools board member Byron Amos in the runoff for the District 3 post.

With only 1,256 people casting ballots, Brown won 53 percent of the vote to claim the post.


The political newcomer says he’ll approach his new role on the city council from an “independent perspective.”


"My campaign was really driven by the people," Brown told 11 Alive during his victory party.


"I believe the people were tired. They wanted their voices to be heard, and that is a reflection of the outcome of today."


Brown now fills the vacant seat formerly held by the late Ivory Lee Young Jr., who died in November.