TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) — William Foster will be the next Mayor of Tuscumbia after winning a divided vote at a special called meeting Thursday night.

Foster was appointed Mayor Pro Tem after the resignation of Mayor Kerry Underwood, who won a seat in the Alabama House of Representatives earlier this month.

The council approved Foster as the new mayor in a 3-2 vote.

Any Tuscumbia resident was eligible to be nominated for the post as long as they fulfilled the minimum requirements and showed up to the special called meeting.