Mayor-elect John Tecklenburg ready to get to work

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston Mayor-elect John Tecklenburg said he will meet with members of Mayor Joe Riley's staff to start the transition into office.

Tecklenburg spoke to reporters the day after his victory over Leon Stavrinakis.

Tecklenburg once again said he is ready to go to work and start deciding who will work in his administration.

The mayor-elect spoke outside his West Ashley home Wednesday afternoon.

Tecklenburg touched on some of his priorities that include a moratorium on new hotels on the peninsula.

I asked Tecklenburg if he will be able to work with the city council.

"I think it's going to go well," Tecklenburg said."I've got existing relationships with most of the city council members. I've been reaching out to them already and many of them have been reaching out to me."

Tecklenburg joked that won't be are to match the 40 years that Riley was in office because he will turn 60 in September.

He will be sworn into office on Jan. 11.

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