- Associated Press - Monday, January 11, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston has a new mayor for the first time in 40 years.

John Tecklenburg took the oath of office as mayor of South Carolina’s second-largest city Monday afternoon during a ceremony on the steps of city hall in Charleston’s historic district.

Tecklenburg won a six-way nonpartisan election in November to succeed Joe Riley, who served as mayor for 10 terms.

Riley was the longest-serving mayor in Charleston’s 345-year history.

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