Five Things to Know About Acting San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Five things to know about San Francisco Acting Mayor London Breed.

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Amaury García
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According to the City Charter, London Breed will hold the position of acting mayor and board president for now, unless the San Francisco Board of Supervisors selects a successor before a special election to be held June 5, 2018. Breed has yet to decide if she plans to run for the position, but if she does and wins, she could serve two additional four-year terms. (Dec. 13, 2017)
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In her current role, Breed is the first African-American female Mayor of San Francisco. The city has only had a few mayors of color, including Willie Brown (1996 - 2004), Lee and now Breed. She follows Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) as the second woman to hold the position, who became acting mayor after Harvey Milk was assassinated in 1978. (Dec. 13, 2017)
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Since becoming Supervisor, public housing has been her top priority. During a press conference on Tuesday, Breed commented that her and Lee both shared a commitment to public housing due to their experience of living in public housing. (Dec. 13, 2018)
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Breed is an active San Francisco community leader through her work with the African American Art & Culture Complex, the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, and as a San Francisco Fire Commissioner. (Dec. 13, 2018)
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Breed graduated from the University of California, Davis with a major in public service and a minor in African-American studies. She also received a master's degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco. (Dec. 13, 2017)
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