Mayor London N. Breed is the 45th Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco and the first African-American woman Mayor in the City’s history. Prior to being elected by voters in the June 2018 election, she served as Acting Mayor, leading San Francisco following the sudden passing of Mayor Edwin Lee.
Mayor Breed is committed to addressing the most critical issues facing San Francisco residents. She is focused on providing care and shelter for the City’s homeless population, creating more affordable housing opportunities for residents, improving public safety, and supporting San Francisco’s education and public transportation systems.
Mayor Breed served as a member of the Board of Supervisors for six years, including the last three years as President of the Board. During her time on the Board, Mayor Breed passed legislation to create more housing along transit corridors and prioritize residents for affordable housing opportunities in their communities. She helped to reform the City’s emergency response systems, fought for funding for San Francisco’s homelessness support network, and enacted the strongest Styrofoam ban in the country.”
Mayor Breed is a native San Franciscan, raised by her grandmother in Plaza East Public Housing in the Western Addition. She graduated with honors from Galileo High School and attended the University of California, Davis, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Public Service with a minor in African American Studies. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.