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Durham elects new leaders

City Council member and restaurateur Leonardo Williams cruised to victory as Durham’s new mayor in Tuesday’s election, with 63 percent of the vote. easily defeating state Sen. Mike Woodard, who received 36 percent of the vote.  Williams will succeed Mayor Elaine O’Neal, who did not seek reelection.

Nate Baker,  Javiera Caballero and Carl Rist prevailed in the contest for three at-large City Council seats. Khalilah Karim finished fourth with 15 percent of the vote, followed by incumbent Monique Holsey-Hyman and Shelia Ann Huggins. (Huggins dropped out of the race ahead of the general election, but her name still appeared on the ballot.)

Curious to know more about your new council members? Check out these brief walk-and-talk videos. Videos of the City Council candidates, featuring our reporters Akiya Dillon, Charlotte Kramon and Jenna Smith, were produced in partnership with IndyWeek.

— The Editors

Nate Baker

Javiera Caballero

Carl Rist

Above: Videography by Kevin Seifert — RTP.Studios. Videos produced in partnership with IndyWeek.