Republican Elected to Replace Tainted Ex-Mayor of San Diego
A Republican city councilman handily won the special election to become San Diegoâ€™s mayor Tuesday and will serve out the term started by Bob Filner, a Democrat who resigned last year amid sexual harassment accusations.
The victory by Kevin Faulconer will make San Diego the largest city run by a Republican and raises the possibility that the 47-year-old former public relations executive could become an important leader in the efforts to rebuild the G.O.P. in California. Mr. Faulconer won with 55 percent of the vote, compared with 45 percent for his Democratic opponent, David Alvarez.
The special election came nearly six months after Mr. Filner stepped down amid allegations that he sexually harassed dozens of women, including many top local leaders....