11/07/2012 10:04 am ET

In Big Defeat, Brown Falls to Grosso in At-Large Race

David Grosso, an independent challenger who quietly ran a year-long campaign against a troubled incumbent, tonight handily defeated incumbent Councilmember Michael Brown (I-At Large). With 96 percent of the city's precincts reporting, Grosso claimed 21 percent of the vote to Brown's 15 percent—a difference of almost 20,000 votes. At no point during the night did Grosso trail Brown, who was first elected to the council in 2008.

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