Atlanta candidates battled Tuesday to fill seat of Ivory Lee Young Jr., who died in November from cancer.

Amos, Brown advance in contest to fill seat of late Atlanta Councilman Ivory Lee Young Jr.

Former Atlanta school board member Byron Amos and businessman Antonio Brown will meet in a runoff to fill the unexpired term of late Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Lee Young Jr.

The pair received the most votes in Tuesday’s election among a crowded field of nine candidates. 

Amos received 358 votes or 23.41 percent of the ballots cast  compared to Brown’s 295 votes or 19.29 percent of the ballots cast, according to the Fulton County elections website. 

Greg Clay, founder of Atlanta Speaks Initiative, came in third at 293 votes, just two shy of Brown’s count.

 Young, a four-term member of the Atlanta City Council, died in November after a battle with cancer. 

The winner of the runoff will fill the remainder of Young’s term through 2021. Young’s district, which sits next to Mercedes Benz-Stadium in downtown Atlanta, is undergoing rapid redevelopment — including the westside expansion of the Atlanta Beltline.

But it also includes two of the city’s poorest communities, English Avenue and Vine City.

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