Charleston mayor prepares for inauguration to start 2nd term

January 12, 2020 GMT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Officials in South Carolina’s largest city are getting ready to inaugurate their mayor for his second term.

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg will take the oath of office Monday at noon at Charleston City Hall. He will be joined by six newly-elected members of the Charleston City Council.

Tecklenburg was forced into a runoff in November in a five candidate race as he sought a second term as mayor, but beat Charleston City Council member Mike Seeking with 61% of the vote.

After winning reelection, Tecklenburg said he would spend the next four years working with everyone — including his opponents in this race — to make Charleston a better place.

In 2016, Tecklenburg replaced Joe Riley, who was Charleston’s mayor for 40 years.