Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock this week were declared the winners in the Georgia runoffs for the U.S. Senate, creating an even 50-50 split in the Senate for the 117th Congress.

Ossoff was declared the winner over incumbent Republican David Perdue on Wednesday with 50.5 percent of the vote. Perdue had held the seat since 2014.

Ossoff, 33, was the Democrat nominee in the 2017 special election to fill Georgia’s 6th congressional district, but lost to Republican Karen Handel. Originally from Atlanta, Ossoff attended Georgetown University before becoming a House of Representatives staffer and later a documentary filmmaker.

Warnock won his race against incumbent Republican Kelly Loeffler early Wednesday morning with 50.9 percent of the vote. Loeffler had held the seat since December 2019 after being appointed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to replace Johnny Isakson, who retired. Warnock’s victory means he will fill the remainder of Isakson’s term, which ran to 2022. Warnock will then have to run for reelection to fill a full Senate term of 6 years.

Warnock, 51, was the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta for 15 years. He is originally from Savannah, Georgia and a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Upon his swearing in, he will be the first African-American Democrat to represent a Southern state in the U.S. Senate.

The results move the Senate to Democrat control, as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris may cast tiebreaking votes if necessary. Democrats will assume the chairmanships of Senate committees as well.