Askew received 327 votes and Staub, who had served eight years on the council, 285.
The runoff was necessary after the two candidates were tied following a recount of the Nov. 6 election. Since Staub and Askew tied with 300 votes, the seat remained available until the runoff.
Askew’s first meeting as councilman will be Monday, Jan. 7.
Despite gloomy weather Tuesday, 612 voters, or approximately 44 percent of Chickamauga’s active registered voters, cast ballots.
The Nov. 6 election had the greatest voter turnout in the county. Forty-seven percent of Chickamauga’s active registered voters cast ballots.
Askew, 38, has lived most of his life near downtown Chickamauga. He has been married to his wife Jane for 16 years.
They have a daughter, 15-year-old Haley, and two sons, William IV, 13, and Lloyd, 11. All of their children are enrolled in Chickamauga City Schools.
Askew works for Walker County, doing building maintenance for the road department. He formerly worked in residential construction. He has also been involved with the Chickamauga Recreation Association for 10 years.
Staub, 48, and his wife Irene have two sons: Joseph, 15, attends McCallie School in Chattanooga and Daniel, 10, attends Cherokee Ridge Elementary.
Staub, from Rochester, N.Y., began his career with the National Park Service in Mississippi. He came to Chickamauga 20 years ago to serve as head park ranger for the district which includes Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park