Filner vacated his office under a deal reached in an ongoing saga over allegations he sexually harassed numerous women.
Gloria is serving his second term on the Council after winning reelection in 2012. His colleagues elected him council president last December. Prior to his first election to the Council in 2008, Todd served as district director to U.S. Rep. Susan A. Davis ( D-Calif.), and worked for the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency.
A special election will be called to replace Filner.
San Diego, the 8th largest city in America, has actually been served by an openly LGBT acting mayor once before. State Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins, an out lesbian, lead the city briefly in 2005 after a series of scandals left the mayor’s office vacant.
This post has been updated to reflect the latest developments in San Diego.