Virgil Watkins won the District 8 seat against Charles Jones by 186 votes.
It was all smiles and cheer at the Watkins camp after the numbers came in.
He said he would like to keep education on the forefront and said the win was a family effort.
"I have a very large family as you see. In terms of my street team, it was my aunties, cousins, friends, we all got together to walk the streets and everything. The base of my team was rooted in my aunties," he says.
Watkins is a city council member who was elected in 2007.
The district reaches from downtown to south and west Macon.