SOUTH PORTLAND – Michael R. Pock was chosen during a special election Tuesday to fill out the remainder of a term on the South Portland City Council.

City Clerk Susan Mooney reported that Pock received 180 votes, just two more votes than his closest opponent, Richard L. Carter.

The other candidates were Robert A. Foster III, who received 139 votes, and W. Rob Schreiber, who received 111 votes.

The open seat, which represents District 1, became vacant when former City Councilor Tom Coward took office in January as a Cumberland County commissioner.

Pock’s term on the City Council will expire in December 2014. Pock, 66, owns Pock Carpentry. He has no prior political experience.