Carlyn Christianson was sworn in to the San Luis Obispo City Council as its fifth council member Tuesday.
Christianson, a former city planning commissioner and five-year member of the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission, was elected to the council June 18 by a mail-only special election.
She succeeds Andrew Carter, who resigned in February to take a fulltime job as the city administrator of Guadalupe.
She beat main challenger Paul Brown by 877 votes and Donald Hedrick by 4,236 votes.
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Christianson’s term will end Dec. 1, 2014.