London Breed Becomes San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor
In case you had any doubt — black girls are still killing it in the political arena.
I feel like we’re still on a high after Stacey Abrams‘ win — and now we have another reason to celebrate. After a hard-fought race, London Breed was just formally elected mayor of San Francisco. The city’s Board of Supervisors president claimed victory after her opponent, Mark Leno, conceded the race.
Breed is carrying the torch for Ed Lee, San Francisco’s former mayor, who died suddenly in December.
Her opponent had nothing but glowing remarks in his concession statement. “She is a remarkable young woman,” Leno said, according to CNN. “She is going to do a very fine job and we all wish her the best because her success is San Francisco’s success.”
Breed greeted her new constituents on the steps of City Hall with a buoyant message. “I’m so hopeful about the future of our city,” she said according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “I’m looking forward to serving as your mayor, and I’m truly humbled and truly honored.”
The two were neck-and-neck after the primary election earlier this month, but Breed pulled ahead in votes over the last few weeks.
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