Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer: I can't wait to get started

Faulconer is expected to begin his term Mar. 3

SAN DIEGO - Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer said Wednesday he "can't wait to get started" after defeating Councilman David Alvarez in a special election.

Faulconer, who gained 54.5 percent of the votes, said he's "humbled" by the support and that he's looking forward to beginning his mayoral term.

In an interview with 10News, Faulconer said his agenda as mayor is "a very inclusive one" and he isn't bothered by the unions who backed Alvarez or the Democratic majority on the City Council.

"Now is the time for us to come together as a city," he said. "The agenda is the things San Diegans expect and deserve—re-paving our streets, keeping our libraries and rec centers open on nights and weekends, and hiring 130 new police officers.

"I can't wait to get started. I can't wait to get us back on track."

Faulconer, who has served on the City Council since 2006, is expected to be sworn in Mar. 3. His replacement will be appointed by the City Council.

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