Rob Glazier, who has served on Muskego's Community Development Authority for the past 10 years, will be the 4th District's alderman until the term expires in 2013.
Glazier is completing the term left vacant by Keith Werner, who resigned in May as he was facing a recall election.
He explained that "community service has always been engaging to me, but I realize the big decisions get made at council. I'm the kind of guy who likes the behind the scenes of small government, and even have been known to read the municipal codes."
The candidates included Blaise DiPronio, a semi-retired attorney, who felt his background in law would help the council adopt a preventative stance.
Reno Berg also applied for the position, and as a realtor, explained that he believed the city is "good at many things, but being a developer is not one of them."
Nancy Salentine, who had served on the council previously for 12 years as well, told the council that she felt that while "I love to talk to people, but it's also more about listening to your constituents."
The council cast a decisive vote in selecting Glazier, with a final ballot of 5 to 1 (Alderman Rob Wolfe cast a ballot for DiPronio).