Steve Nelsen Selected New Mayor of Visalia

Steve Nelsen has been elected Visalia's new Mayor.

His fellow City Council members elected him to the post Tuesday afternoon.

Nelsen had been the Vice Mayor.

The City Council also selected Warren Gubler as Vice Mayor of Visalia.

"I want to thank my fellow Council Members for their show of support and trust they have shown in me by electing me Mayor of this great City," Nelsen said.{}"Through this journey, I ask for your continued support, slap me when needed, guide me when I look lost and be there to receive the accolades for a job well done.{}For this position is not an 'I' thing but a 'We' thing."

Former Mayor Amy Shuklian administered the oath of office.{}