1st African-American woman poised to be San Francisco mayor

SAN FRANCISCO — London Breed was poised to become the first African-American woman to lead San Francisco following a hard-fought campaign when a former state senator conceded and congratulated her Wednesday, more than a week after the election.

Breed, president of the Board of Supervisors, was leading Mark Leno by fewer than 1,900 votes Tuesday with about 245,000 ballots tallied and at least 9,000 ballots left to count. Her lead has been increasing since Saturday.

The elections office was set to release an updated tally at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Mark Leno told reporters crammed into his tiny print shop that he had a positive conversation and that Breed was gracious.

“She is a remarkable young woman and she is going to do a very fine job. Her success is San Francisco’s success,” he…

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