Voters also cast ballots for six charter amendments. All appeared to be on their way to passing, including one to reschedule elections from March to November.
Christine Hunschofsky, a 12-year resident and community volunteer, easily led challenger Nancy Schwamb Robeson for the District 2 seat. Hunschofsky, who led by a margin of more than 4-1, often writes about city meetings in a local magazine. The seat was left vacant by Jared Moskowitz, who successfully ran for state representative.
Jerry Fadgen led Eric Boucher and Jeff Holness for the Group 2 seat. Fadgen, a former councilman and mayoral candidate, had more than double the votes of his closest challenger. He will serve two years to finish out the term of Sharon Moody, who resigned.
A political newcomer, Chris Zimmerman was poised to unseat incumbent Peter Tingom for the Group 4 seat Tuesday night. Zimmerman, who has lived in the city for 24 years, criticized Tingoms votes to increase taxes.
Incumbent Bob Levy, the town manager of Pembroke Park, held a strong lead over challenger Darren Badore, a political newcomer for the Group 5 seat. Levy, who has been on the commission for eight years, will serve a four-year term.
Incumbent Mayor Lamar Fisher held onto his seat by a more than 4-1 margin after being challenged for the first time in 10 years. Fisher, who defeated David Baumwald, will serve a three-year term.
In the District 2 race, Charlotte Burrie was reelected. The attorney and former city clerk faced Thomas Terwilliger for the three-year term.
Incumbent Woodrow Woody Poitier once again fended off Ed Phillips and Joseph Wells for the District 4 seat. Poitier has held the seat since 2008.
Seven candidates were vying to join the city commission, and one Neil C. Kerch was leading late in the race. Late Tuesday, with all precincts counted, only a few votes separated several candidates. The other candidates were Yomtov Vivi Assidon, Imogene Baldwin-Ferguson, John Tómas Fusaro, Kris Hobbs, David Iannacone and James H. Tabeek.
Miami Herald writer Camila Alfonso contributed to this report, which includes information from the Sun Sentinel.