Kelly Udall has been named town manager of Sahuarita.

The Town Council voted unanimously in a special meeting Wednesday night to hire Udall.

Since 2004, he has managed Pinetop and Lakeside — two small towns in the White Mountains area of eastern Arizona.

Before that, Udall was interim town manager in Payson for one year and city manager for a year in Federal Heights, Colo.

Udall, 50, will start his job in Sahuarita on May 13.

He replaces Jim Stahle, whose contract wasn't extended. He has been town manager since 2001.

Udall graduated from Arizona State University and has a master's degree from the University of Colorado.

He is a fourth-generation Arizonan and is a second cousin to the late Morris Udall, a Southern Arizona congressman for 30 years.