Mindy McGee was named the newest member of Madison City Council after a Republican Party caucus Saturday.

McGee will assume the at-large seat vacated after Kevin Kellems resigned last month.

"I am excited about the opportunity to represent the citizens of Madison in this way," McGee said in a release. "I look forward to working with my fellow Council members and the City administration as we tackle the serious issues facing our city."

Sixth District GOP Chairman Mark Wynn, who chaired the Republican caucus, said McGee would make a great addition to the Council.

"Mindy is ready to lead from Day One on the City Council, and I know her skills and experience will make her an excellent public official," he said in a release.

McGee defeated six other candidates in a caucus of Republican precinct committee members.

The other candidates were: Patrick Thevenow, John DeLuca, Mike Pittman, John Branigan, Bill Demaree and Robin Henderson.

McGee is chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party. This is her first political office held. She ran in the Republican primary for mayor in 2011. She is a former member of the Historic Board.

McGee lives downtown with her husband, Rick. They have three children: Ricky, Katie and Max.

The next City Council meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.