Ferguson, Missouri, elected its first Black mayor on Tuesday. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Councilwoman Ella Jones will now lead a city that has seen high-profile controversy in recent years. Jones secured 54% of the votes in the city's mayoral election, the Post-Dispatch reported.

“It’s just our time,” the mayor-elect told reporters. “It’s just my time to do right by the people.”

Jones said her election will bring inclusion for the Black community of Ferguson.