San Francisco elects first black female mayor

All it takes is one woman to bust down the door for others to follow in her footsteps, and in San Francisco, London Breed did just that.

According to CNN, the 43-year-old politician has become the first African American woman to be elected as the mayor of San Francisco, earning the new position after her opponent conceded what was a tight mayoral race.

In a news conference, CNN says Breed not only thanked her supporters, she expressed her hope for the city’s future.

“I am so hopeful about the future of our city, and I am looking forward to serving as your mayor,” she said. “I am truly humbled and I am truly honored.”

But beyond sharing her optimistic outlook for what lay ahead for San Francisco, she also made sure to note that she will not bring just her followers into the city’s future; instead, CNN reports that Breed extended her advocacy to those who didn’t support or vote for her.

“Whether you voted for me or not, as mayor, I will be your mayor too,” she offered.

CNN says Breed will be the city’s mayor until 2020, as she is “finishing the term of the late Mayor Ed Lee, who died in December at age 65.”

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