Salt Lake City voters have elected their first openly gay mayor: Jackie Biskupski.

An official tally released Wednesday shows Biskupski winning the race with 51.5 percent of the vote to incumbent Ralph Becker's 48.5 percent, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Unofficial results from the November 3 election showed Biskupski leading Becker, who refused to concede until an official count was announced.

Out Utah Senator Jim Dabakis called the victory groundbreaking.

“Generations of LGBT people could've only dreamed of this,” he told the Salt Lake Tribune earlier this month. “Jackie is now an iconic gay leader. This is a great moment for Salt Lake City – we're not the stereotype people across the country think we are.”

Biskupski, a Democrat and a former state legislator, campaigned as the candidate who would listen to constituents.

Becker, also a Democrat, strongly backed LGBT rights during his two terms as mayor. In 2013, he helped celebrate a ruling striking down Utah's restrictive marriage ban by marrying gay and lesbian couples.

Biskupski will be sworn in on January 4.