A major victory for London Breed who has been elected the first African American woman Mayor of San Francisco.
Wednesday was a history-making day for London Breed who started the day as the president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and ended as the first African American woman Mayor.
This move comes after her last remaining opponent gave a concession speech.
Shortly after his speech, Breed took to a podium outside of city hall to thank her supporters saying;
“I have said from the beginning, whether you voted me or not, as mayor I will be your mayor too,” Breed said.
“I am so hopeful about the future of our city, and I am looking forward to serving as your mayor. I am truly humbled and I am truly honored.”
During her speech, she highlighted the rising tension that has been plaguing San Francisco and her plans to unite the city during her term. She is also a Frisco native so her message was partly directed towards the youth!
“I’m a native San Franciscan and I grew up in some of the most challenging circumstances. And the reason why I feel so incredible about this is because the message this sends to the young people growing up in this city. That no matter where you come from, no matter what you decide to do in life, you can do anything you want to do. Never let your circumstances determine your outcome in life,” Breed said.
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Her opponent trailed by 1,861 votes which lead to his decision. However, he did congratulate Breed and even mentioned working together during her term.
“I called Supervisor London Breed this morning to congratulate her on her victory and to wish her every success both personally and professionally in her new job as mayor of San Francisco,” Leno said. “She was very gracious.”
Congratulations to San Francisco’s newest Mayor, @LondonBreed! I look forward to working together over the next 4 years to build a better Bay Area.
— Sam Liccardo (@sliccardo) June 13, 2018
Breed will be taking over for Mayor Ed Lee until 2020 due to the untimely death in December.
She’ll be just the second woman ever to manage San Francisco, the first being Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who became mayor in 1978 when Mayor George Moscone was assassinated.
Congratulations to Breed and all her upcoming success! Take a look at her below!