Former city councilman Richard Keenan, 59, of Moore Street, was elected to fill the unexpired term of former Mayor Art Magee, 73, who resigned Dec. 12.
The appointment was made by 11 Democratic precinct members. Magee had stepped down, saying he was unable to continue being mayor as he was recovering from a fall that broke his neck in the summer.
Keenan had served two separate terms as 4th Ward councilman through the 1990s, faced challengers in former Hubbard Mayor George Praznik, who lost a 2003 election to Magee, and former 1st Ward councilman and Hubbard cemetery sexton Daniel Livingston.
Keenan took six of the 11 votes, Livingston took four and Praznik took the remaining vote. Keenan will fill Magee's unexpired term, ending in 2012.
Keenan, in his brief remarks to the packed house at the city administration building, said he was happy to get back to work, and said he would make the city's budget and finances a priority of his office.
''We're in some tough times in Hubbard,'' he said. ''We all chose to stay in town because we love it. ... We will work together in the best interest of the people.''
Magee, who wore a neck brace and used a walker, attended to cast a vote as well. He would not say for whom he voted following the meeting, but said he was happy with the results.
Following the results, Magee said the city was in good hands, although he also referenced the other city elected officials and employees.
''It's not just one person. ... We've got the best people around,'' Magee said.