The Omaha City Council voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon in favor of Tom Mulligan to serve the remainder of Chuck Sigerson's term as representative of District 7.
On a 6-0 vote, the council selected the 59-year-old Union Pacific executive as the replacement for Sigerson, replacing a Republican with a Republican. With the election, the nonpartisan City Council is still controlled by Democrats 4-3.
Sigerson stepped down for health reasons. Mulligan was one of five finalists for the position and among a field of 17 initially in contention for the spot. He said some of his priorities include working out the police union contract.
Mayor Suttle issued a brief statement following the council vote saying, “I have had an open door policy with all council members and I extend the same to Councilman Mulligan. I look forward to working with him in resolving the many issues that face our city.”
Mulligan will be sworn into office at next Tuesday's council meeting. It will be the first time the City Council will be at full strength since last August when Sigerson suffered a heart attack and stroke.