New mayor for San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO: London Breed be­came San Francisco’s first African-Amer­i­can woman to be elected mayor.

Yes­ter­day, Breed was lead­ing for­mer state se­na­tor Mark Leno by fewer than 2 200 votes of nearly 250 000 counted and had 50.49% of the vote.

An ex­u­ber­ant Breed said she was hum­bled, hon­oured and look­ing for­ward to serv­ing as mayor.

In par­tic­u­lar, she rel­ished the mes­sage her elec­tion sends to San Francisco’s youth, es­pe­cially chil­dren like her­self who grew up poor.

“No mat­ter where you come from, no mat­ter what you de­cide to do in life, you can do any­thing you want to do,” she said.

“Never let your cir­cum­stances de­ter­mine your out­come in life.”

Breed vowed to be mayor for all of San Francisco, a mes­sage she re­peated through­out her bid to lead a city that is eco­nom­i­cally thriv­ing but mired in home­less­ness, con­ges­tion and un­af­ford­able homes.

She has vowed to rid the side­walks of home­less tent camps within a year of tak­ing of­fice. – As­so­ci­ated Press/African news Agency (ANA)

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