John Suthers is taking over as the new leader of Colorado Springs.

The former state attorney general was sworn in as mayor at 10 a.m. Tuesday outside the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

Suthers beat former Colorado Springs Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace in a runoff election last month, winning about 68 percent of the vote.

He also previously served two terms as district attorney in Colorado Springs and led the Colorado Department of Corrections.