The Three Forks City Council picked a new mayor after Stephen Hamilton resigned to focus on his teaching career.

In a 4-3 vote, the council picked Sean Gifford. Gifford owns V42 Fitness, a gym in Three Forks. He is a retired U.S. Marine, former Three Forks police officer and former Gallatin County Sheriff Office deputy. Gifford has a wife and four daughters in Three Forks.

He was one of three that applied for the post including Carl “Bud” Mohler and Councilman Gene Townsend.