Join Times San Diego Bureau Chief Tony Perry for a live chat at 12:30 p.m. Thursday on the victory of San Diego Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer and its impact on the state's second-largest city.
Faulconer, a Republican councilman, defeated Democratic Councilman David Alvarez 55% to 45% to become the city's next mayor, according to unofficial results tallied by the county registrar of voters.
Faulconer then allowed himself a not-so-veiled reference to the now-passed era of disgraced former Mayor Bob Filner.
Filner resigned Aug. 30 after months of a chaotic management style at City Hall followed by multiple accusations of sexual harassment, setting the stage for Faulconer's victory.
"This city has gone through a lot in the last year, but we knew that as San Diegans we were better than that," Faulconer told supporters.
Faulconer, a former public relations executive, promised he and Alvarez will work together "to move our city forward."
Faulconer is to be sworn in March 3 to serve the final 33 months of Filner's term.
Perry, who also covered the mayor's race, will answer your questions. Readers can join the conversation at 12:30 p.m. and submit questions live or tweet them with the hashtag #lanowlive.
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