Victory Fund-endorsed candidate Charles Pugh, who could become Detroit’s first openly gay city councilmember, finished first among more than 160 candidates in last night’s primary, a remarkable feat for a first-time candidate.  The primary reduced to 18 the number of candidates who will compete for nine at-large council seats on November 3rd.

“I’m humbled by one vote. I’m humbled by any vote. If we made the top 18, I would be happy,” Pugh told the Detroit News.

Learn more about Charles Pugh and how you can help him win in November here.