David Barrowcliff is the newest councillor on the Lower Eyre Peninsula District Council following a recent supplementary election to fill a vacancy after the death of councillor Geoff Bayly.
Mr Barrowcliff was one of three candidates who stood for election, along with Susanne Wegener and Terri Christensen.
The result was announced on October 9 with Mr Barrowcliff elected on 51.92 per cent of first preference votes, 607 out of 1171 total votes which exceeded the 585 vote quota.
Mr Barrowcliff said it was an "overwhelming result", one he was surprised and happy to hear.
He said as someone new to being a councillor he knew it would be challenging but was committed to serving the community.
"It's a great opportunity for my character and for the district council to have someone who is new to the position and willing to learn along the way," he said.
Mr Barrowcliff said the most important thing to him was for ratepayers and councillors to have a good working relationship and to find that balance between what needed to be done, what people wanted to be done and what could be done.