North Miami residents voted to elect Alix Desulme to replace outgoing Councilwoman Marie Steril, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s runoff election.
Desulme, an elementary school teacher, defeated his opponent Carline Paul, a community outreach liaison, securing 64 percent of the vote to win the District 4 council seat. Paul received about 36 percent of the vote.
With his victory, Desulme, 37, will be the youngest member of the city council and said he hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the dais. He previously served as city clerk in 2009 and unsuccessfully ran for state House District 108 in 2010 and 2012.
Desulme also received the most votes in the May 12 regular election, winning 36 percent of the vote compared with Paul’s 31 percent.
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Their opponents Roseline Philippe, Beverly Hilton and Jessica Alston received about 16, 14 and 3 percent, respectively.
About 18 percent of District 4’s registered voters participated in the runoff election. In the regular election about 17 percent voted.
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