London Breed became the first black female mayor of San Francisco after taking over the office when Ed Lee passed. She is now running to be the first to be elected to the position as well.
"Breed is a native of San Francisco who was raised in public housing by her grandmother. Her biography says she graduated from Galileo High School and attended the University of California Davis where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Service degree with a minor in African American Studies. She also received a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. Breed has campaigned for the board on goals of improving housing, the environment, public safety, transportation and quality of life.
Some of her biggest accomplishments include: passing legislation to increase housing along transit routes; rehabilitating unused public housing for homeless families; spearheading a clean electrical energy program to cut CO2; passing drug takeback legislation to keep tons of medical waste out of landfills and waterways; and passing the strongest Styrofoam ban in the country. The acting mayor is currently on the Golden Gate Bridge Board of Directors, San Francisco County Transportation Authority and the San Francisco Democratic County Central Commission. Breed has previously served on the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency as commissioner for five years.
Additionally, she once served as fire commissioner. Before serving on the Board of Supervisors, she was the executive director of the African American Art and Culture complex in the Western Addition for more than 10 years, helping to create an after-school arts and culture center and strengthen resources for children and seniors. The Board of Supervisors could choose to appoint someone else if it so chooses, however, the city attorney said action is not required"