SAN FRANCISCO, California — The city of San Francisco made city history on Wednesday after London Breed was officially sworn in as mayor — making her the first black woman to hold the position.
Former San Francisco Mayor and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom did the honors of handing over the city’s highest position to London Breed from the steps of City Hall.
— KTVU (@KTVU) 11 juli 2018
Breed joins Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Compton Mayor Aja Brown and Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, as small select group of black female mayors representing cities around the U.S.
Growing up in the Western Addition neighborhood, it never seemed possible that I could one day serve as Mayor. I would not be here today without the community that believed in me. I will do everything I can to afford those opportunities to the next generation. #SFMayor pic.twitter.com/3txRovgSQe
— London Breed (@LondonBreed) 11 juli 2018