First African-Amer­i­can woman elected

Connecticut Post - - NEWS -

SAN FRAN­CISCO (AP) — San Fran­cisco Su­per­vi­sor Lon­don Breed emerged vic­to­ri­ous Wed­nes­day to be­come the city's first African-Amer­i­can woman mayor af­ter nar­rowly de­feat­ing a ri­val who was seek­ing to be­come the first openly gay man in the po­si­tion.

It took eight days of count­ing af­ter Elec­tion Day for Breed to build a large enough lead to claim the city's top job. With about 250,000 bal­lots tal­lied, she led for­mer state Sen. Mark Leno by 2,177 votes with only about 6,700 left to count.

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