Aftab Pureval is Cincinnati's next mayor, nabbing a whopping 66% of the vote.
He defeated longtime Cincinnati politician David Mann, who conceded the race at 10 p.m.
"We made history in Cincinnati," Pureval said to supporters who gathered to celebrate his win.
He'll be the first Asian-American mayor in the city's history and the only one in the Midwest.
Pureval's mother and brother were with him during his victory speech at Lucius Q in Pendleton.
Pureval told the crowd of their journey "to a place called Ohio" from New Delhi for a better life.
"What on earth were they thinking?" He said to laughter. "They came to this country to provide a better life for their sons. Because of that incredible decision, our family went from being refugees to mayor of Cincinnati."
Mann was gracious, tweeting: "Congratulations to Aftab on his well-deserved victory. I have spoken with him and wish him nothing but the best, and it has been the honor of my lifetime to serve this community as a councilman, mayor, and member of congress throughout my career. Thank you, Cincinnati!"
In City Council elections, after an ugly bribery scandal left no fewer than four council members facing criminal charges over bribery and misconduct over the past two years, voters cleaned house and elected 8 Democrats and one Republican, Liz Keating, who squeaked in at 9th place. Only Democrat Greg Landsman remains from 2019.
We'll see what Pureval and the new City Council can do. They have a lot of problems ahead.