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Offbeat 1st African-American woman set to be San Francisco mayor

02:05  14 june  2018
02:05  14 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Having served for more than thirty (30) years in the California State Legislature, with fifteen (15) of those years as Speaker of the Assembly, I was the first African American to be elected as Mayor of the City of San Francisco .

Breed, president of the Board of Supervisors, was leading Leno by fewer than 1,900 votes Tuesday with about 245,000 ballots tallied and at least 9,000 ballots left to count. Her lead has been increasing since Saturday.

The elections office was set to release an updated tally at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Mark Leno told reporters crammed into his tiny print shop that he had a positive conversation and that Breed was gracious.

"She is a remarkable young woman and she is going to do a very fine job. Her success is San Francisco's success," he said.

Breed's campaign had no immediate comment, but she is expected to comment later Wednesday.

Leno, 66, did not rule out a future run for office. In his remarks, he thanked fellow candidates, especially Supervisor Jane Kim, who joined with him in pushing a more liberal agenda. And he thanked voters for exceeding low turnout expectations.

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African Americans in San Francisco consist of around 6% of the city's total population. In 1970 blacks made up 13.4% of the population. In the biggest 14 cities in the nation, San Francisco is near the bottom in the percentage of black residents.

Turnout exceeded 50 percent, which is higher than usual for recent June gubernatorial primaries and mayoral elections.

"This was a campaign about change, a campaign about the betterment of the great city of San Francisco," he said.

Jason McDaniel, associate political science professor at San Francisco State University, said Breed, 43, gained votes in Tuesday's count in areas that were supposed to favor Leno.

"It is almost impossible to imagine Leno getting enough votes from the remaining uncounted ballots," he said.

San Francisco is remarkably wealthy thanks to an economy boosted by the tech sector, but it also has deep pockets of poverty and an entrenched problem with homelessness.

Despite a compelling personal story that showed her as an underdog, Breed was the favorite of the business and political establishment communities going into the contest. Mayor Ed Lee died in December, setting off a race that was not supposed to occur until next year.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco native London Breed became the city's acting mayor Tuesday following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee, and is the first African - American woman to lead the city in the midst of a seemingly endless technology driven economic boom.

Breed raised the most money of the three leading candidates with the help of big contributions from big backers, at least $2.3 million to her political campaign committee and two other committees that supported her.

She faced spirited opposition from Leno and Kim, who said that Breed represented the status quo that had made San Francisco so inequitable. All three are Democrats.

The portrayals of her as a lackey bugged Breed.

"I ask people to not attribute what I've done —my success and how hard I've worked— to not reduce that or attribute that to someone else," Breed told the AP in a pre-election interview.

The former executive director of the African American Art & Culture Complex grew up in the historically black Western Addition, raised by her grandmother in public housing. They drank powdered milk and ate meat from a can labeled "pork," she said.

Breed consistently maintained her lead in first-place votes, but San Francisco uses a unique ranked-choice voting system that allows voters to pick their top three for mayor.

Breed has 50.42 percent of the vote, including nearly 37 percent of first-place votes.

Breed will have to run in the November 2019 election for a four-year term.

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AP reporter Lorin Eleni Gill contributed to this report.

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