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Faulconer takes office as San Diego mayor

Kevin Faulconer has been sworn in as the 36th mayor of San Diego, making the city the nation's largest to have a Republican leader.

The 47-year-old former city councilman took office Monday at a community center in south San Diego, telling about 400 people that he would work to unify neighborhoods across the city.

Faulconer says he will “revitalize the police department from the ground up.” Last week he named Assistant Chief Shelley Zimmerman to lead the department after the resignation of William Lansdowne, who had been dogged by allegations of officer misconduct.

Faulconer was elected last month to finish the term of Bob Filner, who was San Diego's first Democratic leader in 20 years. Filner resigned after less than nine months amid a torrent of sexual harassment allegations.

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