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New Mayor Poised To Take Office In San Diego

— San Diego gets a new mayor today, six months after a sexual-harassment scandal forced Bob Filner from office.

San Diego gets its 37th mayor today, when Kevin Faulconer is sworn in.

Kevin Faulconer will be sworn in as the city's 36th mayor on Monday.

Faulconer will leave his 10th floor City Council office and move one floor up to fill the remaining three years of Bob Filner's elected term.

Filner was forced from office in August because of a storm of allegations involving inappropriate sexual conduct with women that ended in criminal charges and civil lawsuits. Filner eventually pleaded guilty to a series of false imprisonment and battery charges linked to three victims.

Faulconer and David Alvarez were the top two candidates in November's primary election to replace the disgraced former mayor. Faulconer won the runoff last month by a six-point margin.

The City Council will be presented with the certified results of the runoff and then the Republican lawmaker will be sworn in.

That ceremony will take place at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation on Euclid Avenue.

Faulconer had served on the city council since 2006.

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