You are here: Home » News-IANS » Politics
Business Standard

San Francisco to have first African-American Mayor


IANS  |  San Francisco 

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.

"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 on Wednesday.

Leno called Breed, the sitting president of the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco "a remarkable young woman", Xinhua reported.

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 per cent of the total, while Leno had received 109,585 votes, or 49.58 per cent, according to San Francisco election officials.

Breed briefly served as interim mayor of San Francisco after former Mayor Ed Lee's sudden death in December last year. Lee was the first Chinese American mayor who had served the city for many years.

Breed will serve the remainder of Lee's term, which runs through January 2020.



(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 06:44 IST