But he said his victory is only the beginning.
Petersburg's health committee did not immediately respond to written questions.
Until the late 1960s, Black police officers in St.
Welch wore his dad's campaign button Tuesday when he claimed a resounding victory for the top office in the once-segregated city.
Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, St.
Welch also said that his father, David, was the target of death threats and racial abuse during his run for city mayor in 1991.
Welch recognized his milestone in a speech to supporters after easily defeating Republican Robert Blackmon in a city that is almost 70% white.
She has amassed more than 1.