San Francisco to have first African-American mayor – Xinhua

SAN FRANCISCO, June 13 (Xinhua) — San Francisco city of the U.S. west state of California will have the first African-American mayor after the last candidate who could have challenged her, former California Senator Mark Leno, conceded a tightly-fought mayoral race Wednesday.

“I called Supervisor London Breed this morning to congratulate her on her victory and to wish her every success — personally and professionally — in her new job as mayor of San Francisco,” Leno said at a news conference near City Hall.

Leno called Breed, the sitting president of the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco “a remarkable young woman.”

Leno trailed Breed by 1,861 votes with more to be counted when he announced his decision earlier in the day.

As of Tuesday, Breed won 111,446 votes, or 50.42 percent of the…

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