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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:22 PM

London Breed will become the first black woman to lead San Francisco after opponent concedes

Source: CNN



By Darran Simon and Sonya Hamasaki, CNN

Updated 7:08 PM ET, Wed June 13, 2018

(CNN) - London Breed became the first African-American woman elected to lead San Francisco on Wednesday, when her opponent conceded a tight race. Breed will serve until 2020, finishing the term of the late Mayor Ed Lee, who died in December at age 65.

At a short news conference, Breed praised Lee and thanked her supporters, as well as the other candidates, including Mark Leno, a former state senator who conceded the race hours earlier. She struck an optimistic tone about the city's future.

"I am London Breed, I am president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and soon to be mayor of the city and county of San Francisco," she said to cheers.

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."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/politics/san-francisco-mayor-election-results/index.html

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Reply London Breed will become the first black woman to lead San Francisco after opponent concedes (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 13 OP
ggccvvtt Jun 14 #1
LanternWaste Jun 14 #3
FakeNoose Jun 14 #2
lagomorph777 Jun 14 #4

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:12 AM

1. WTF does it matter...

What the fuck does it matter what my new Mayor's skin color, or vagina status, is?

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Response to ggccvvtt (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 11:09 AM

3. Firsts are often lauded as accomplishments in and of themselves.

Firsts are often lauded as accomplishments in and of themselves.

And that historically, both PoC and women have been denied positions of status as is this, hence allowing the contrast to be newsworthy and of interest.

Hope that helps!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:56 AM

2. Best of luck to Mayor Breed!

Don't let the a-holes get you down. The voters have shown their confidence in you, now you're their leader!
California is facing a lot of challenges right now and San Francisco is a vibrant, important city.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 04:00 PM

4. Congrats and what an awesome name too!

"London Breed" sounds like an 80's band.

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