Al Foeckler, a former Common Council president and alderman, is the new mayor of Oak Creek.
He will take office on Thursday and serve the duration of the late Mayor Dick Bolender's term, which ends April 16.
Foeckler, a personal injury attorney with Cannon & Dunphy SC, was appointed mayor Tuesday night on a 3-2 vote, receiving the minimum number of votes to succeed Bolender, who died unexpectedly Dec. 10. Acting Mayor Stephen Scaffidi received two votes, and former Mayor Dale Richards didn't garner any votes, though he was nominated.
Foeckler, a 13-year resident of the city, served on the council from 1999 to 2008, leaving after his fourth son was born. He received his bachelor's and law degrees from Marquette University.
He said he asked to be appointed out of respect to Bolender, who he served under, and because he was familiar with issues facing Oak Creek.
"It's just a civil calling to help the city in a time of need," he said. "I've kept my finger on the pulse of the city. I came here with no ax to grind. And I have no interest of running for mayor."
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