London Breed has made history as the first African-American woman elected to be mayor of San Francisco. Breed beat out former California state Sen. Mark Leno by 9,360 votes. Leno conceded and released this statement.
“I called Supervisor London Breed this morning to congratulate her … and to wish her every success both personally and professionally in her new job as mayor of San Francisco,” Leno said during a news conference. He could have been the first openly gay mayor of San Francisco.
Born and raised in San Francisco Breed has beat the odds from humble beginnings of public housing to becoming the first black woman mayor of one of the most expensive cities in the nation.
Stating In January, in front of 10 young ladies who she brought to the Department of Elections that “I wanted these young ladies to know that if I can be mayor, they can be mayor, too,” Breed claimed her future.