PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — D.C. Reeves was elected Tuesday to be Pensacola’s next mayor.

Reeves defeated three other candidates in their bid to become mayor. Reeves received more than 51 percent of the vote, avoiding a runoff election.

Dozens of supporters were there at Reeves’ watch party at Perfect Plain Brewing Company on Garden Street which is the business Reeves founded in 2017. Reeves is a successful entrepreneur whose run for mayor was his first time seeking elected office.

Reeves said he was excited to win the election and thanked his team and the three other candidates who ran for office. 

“We worked so hard and I say ‘we’ as in this whole team,” Reeves said. “It’s one thing to be a candidate. It’s another to help run an awesome positive campaign and I also want to give credit to three other people who care about Pensacola…Jewel Cannada-Wynn, Sherri Myers, Steve Sharp. You’ve got to have passion to want to run.”

The votes will still need to be certified before it’s official.

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