Cindy Bass has been elected to represent the Eighth District on City Council.
Bass defeated independent candidate Brian Rudnick in a landslide, which many predicted as soon as she won the Democratic primary in May. A senior policy advisor on urban and domestic policy to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, Bass will replace outgoing City Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller in January.
With 97 percent reporting, Bass garnered 88 percent of the vote (18,093-2,426).
“It feels really great,” said Bass, who hadn’t received a concession call from her opponent as of 11 p.m. “It means that our message had resonated, but we’ve got to keep this going.”
Her spokesman Joe Corrigan added, “I feel relieved. I’m excited. This turns a new page in the Cindy Bass book,” said Joe Corrigan, campaign spokesman. “It’s time to get down to business and get results for the people of the Eighth District. They deserve it.”
Bass was about to address the crowd at her victory party at the Platinum Grill on Crittenden Street around 9:45 p.m.