SAN FRANCISCO: First Black Female Mayor Elected

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San Francisco is getting its first black female mayor. 

City supervisor London Breed has finally emerged as victorious after eight days of tallying votes. She is about 2000 votes ahead of former state senator Mark Leno, with around 6000 ballots left to count. Leno was vying to become the city's first openly gay mayor.

Breed, who grew up poor in the city, ran on a platform of alleviating San Francisco's homeless problem while maintaining its overall economic momentum. She said yesterday (Wednesday), "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.”

The June 5th election was held to fill the slot left by the death of Mayor Ed Lee in December. 

Source: (USA Today)

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