London Breed to become San Francisco’s first black female mayor

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After lengthy vote count, moderate community activist beats Mark Leno, who would have been first openly gay mayor

London Breed, a longtime community activist who grew up in public housing, has won San Francisco’s mayoral election, becoming the city’s first black female mayor.

“No matter where you come from, no matter what you decide to do in life, you can do anything you want to do,” Breed said Wednesday on the steps of City Hall. “Never let your circumstances determine your outcome in life.”

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