Thursday, June 14, 2018

Trailblazers in Black History: London Breed

Elected as San Francisco's First Black Woman Mayor

by Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Supervisor London Breed emerged victorious Wednesday to become the city’s first black woman mayor after narrowly defeating a rival who was seeking to become the first openly gay man in the position.

It took eight days of counting after Election Day for Breed to build a large enough lead to claim the city’s top job. With about 250,000 ballots tallied, she led former state Sen. Mark Leno by 2,177 votes with only about 6,700 left to count.

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Source: NBC News 

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