Accuracy in Media

WASHINGTON — A Republican was voted into office as the new San Diego mayor as voters wanted a change in direction after the Bob Filner fiasco.

kevin faulconer san diegoReuters reported that Kevin Faulconer beat his Democratic opponent David Alvarez, who was trying to become the city’s first Hispanic mayor, by a 55-45% vote.

Nearly 20 women accused Filner of making unwanted advances and other inappropriate behavior, which allegations started with Filner’s press secretary.

Faulconer succeeded the disgraced Bob Filner, a Democrat, who resigned after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct toward women.

Faulconer finished first in a mayoral contest of 11 candidates, but did not have an outright majority. He faced off against Alvarez in a run-off when Alvarez finished second. Faulconer will serve out the remaining three years left on Filner’s term, who was elected in 2012 as San Diego’s first Democratic mayor since 1992.

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