DUP newly elected councillor George Duddy said he was “thrilled and humbled” by his election success.
Speaking to the Times shortly after being elected onto the Central ward, he said: “I am looking forward to the challenges of being a councillor. This will be a whole new experience.”
He said his vision was to bring a voice to the whole community not just to the people of the Coleraine Central ward.
Mr Duddy, who is married with two children - Sam a doctor in astrophysics and Laura a biomedical scientist - says he has an interest in policing and the District Policing Partnership.
He paid tribute to his family and his election agent John Sproule for their commitment throughout his campaign.