The Bay Harbor Islands Council on Thursday named Joshua Fuller as the councilman to fill the seat left vacant by Francisco Temprano, who resigned on Aug. 15 after moving to Weston.
The council voted 4-1 to name Fuller to the vacancy; the dissenting vote came from Kelly Reid.
Fuller, who bested three other residents, will serve a six-month term. In April, the town will hold an election for Fuller’s seat and the seat held by Jordan Leonard, whose four-year term will be up.
Fuller said he wants to maintain the way of life for Bay Harbor Islands and increase the town’s services.
“Growth is coming, but there has to be smart management for growth,” he said Thursday.
Fuller ran against Jay Meiselman, a former councilman who served two terms; Laurie Miller, a resident, and Dr. Barry Shipman, who withdrew his candidacy shortly after the race.
The only qualifications for the vacancy were residents needed to reside in the town and be registered voters in the town for at least a year.
Fuller, 39, is an attorney and has lived in Bay Harbor Islands for the last 10 years with his wife and their three children. Fuller has said he wanted to improve the town’s services.
The top two vote-getters in the April 1 election will win. The candidate who receives the most votes will win a four-year term to the council. The second highest vote getter will receive a two-year term.
The council welcomed Fuller by giving him the honor of making a motion to adjourn the meeting and sit for the first time in his new chair.