From NBC Chicago:

The city of Gary, Ind., made a little bit of history Tuesday night.

By an overwhelming margin, residents elected Karen Freeman-Wilson, 51, as the city’s first female mayor, making her the first black female mayor in the state of Indiana, according to the Northwest Indiana Times.

Freeman-Wilson, a Democrat, garnered 86 percent of the vote, far ahead of her nearest competitor, an independent who received 7.5 percent.

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