Who is London Breed?
London Breed (London Nicole Breed ) is an American politician and 45th mayor of the City and County of San Francisco. Previously, she was serving as a supervisor for District 5 and was president of the Board of Supervisors from 2015 to 2018. She is the first black woman, the second black person after Willie Brown, and the second woman after Dianne Feinstein to be elected mayor of San Francisco. On July 11, 2018, she was sworn in as mayor.
Moreover, growing in San Francisco’s Western Addition, she served the government after graduation. In 2012 she was elected to the Board of Supervisors after being elected she took office in January 2013.
After serving for three years she was elected president in 2015. Following the death of Mayor Ed Lee, Breed became the acting mayor of San Francisco as head of the Board of Supervisors, pursuant to the municipal law.
In order to fill the gap left by Ed Lee, Breed was elected mayor of San Francisco in a special election conducted on June 5, 2018. In addition, Breed is the first Black-American woman to be elected mayor of San Francisco, the second African-American after Willie Brown, and the second woman after Dianne Feinstein. After winning the special election she took the oath of office On July 11, 2018.
She began her career as an intern in the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services for Mayor Willie Brown. She became the executive director of the African American Art & Culture Complex in 2002.
In addition, as an Executive director, she raised more than $2.5 million to refurbish the complex’s 34,000-square-foot facility. The facility included an art gallery, theater space, and a recording studio. Moreover, In 2004, Breed was appointed to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Commission.
In addition, she was nominated by Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2010 to the San Francisco Fire Commission.
How Old Is London Breed?
She is 48 years old as of February 2023, having been born on August 11, 1974, in San Francisco, California, U.S. London Breed shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Chris Hemsworth, LaurDIY, Jazzy Anne, Adi Fishman, Changbin, and many more.
London Breed Family
Who are London’s Parents?
She was born in San Francisco, and her grandmother raised her. However, she has managed to keep information about her parents’ background private. Her parents were immigrants, Indian (Mother) and Jamaican (Father).
Does She Have Siblings?
She has two siblings, brother Napoleon Brown is currently in jail serving a 44-year sentence for a 2000 manslaughter and armed robbery conviction. In addition, her younger sister died due to a drug overdose in 2006.
London Breed Education
She attended Galileo High School, where she graduated with honors. After that, she enrolled in the University of California, Davis graduating in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in political science-public service. She went ahead and earned her master’s degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco in 2012.
London Breed Husband
She is married to the love of her life Lawrence Lui, and they married in a very private ceremony. His husband is the owner and developer of Stanford Hotels and is a member of a billionaire family. Moreover, Lawrence is a graduate of the University of California with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
London Breed Kids
Currently, there is no information about her kids, in case of any information, we will update it as soon as possible.
Board of Supervisors
London was elected as the District 5 supervisor in November 2012. This was after she defeated incumbent Christina Olague, who had just been appointed to the position by Mayor Ed Lee that year.
London won by more than 12 points after five rounds of ranked-choice voting assignments, becoming the first challenger to upset a district supervisor in San Francisco history.
Breed took the oath of office as Supervisor of District 5 on January 8, 2013. She was sworn in by then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris. In addition, she was elected President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on January 8, 2015, by a vote of 8 to 3 and subsequently unanimously. She defeated her opponent, supervisor David Campos, who was also nominated for the job.
In addition, after being elected she took the office from District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang. Tang was temporarily holding the position after David Chiu stepped down to serve in the California Assembly.
Board of Supervisors Continuation
Moreover, Businessman Derf Butler was videotaped talking about allegedly paying for access to Breed. This was part of an FBI investigation into governmental corruption and bid-fixing, particularly involving then-State Senator Leland Yee. In addition, Butler told an FBI source in 2015 that he “pays Supervisor Breed with untraceable debit cards for apparel and travel in exchange for advantages on the job.” However, London denied the claims and said she had no role in contract selection. Furthermore, no evidence has ever been presented to substantiate the claims.
in February 2016 Breed declared her bid to run for reelection to represent District 5. Moreover, in her statement, she outlined the top concerns as constructing and preserving affordable housing, boosting public safety, improving environmental health, and upgrading public transit.
In the general election, she faced Dean Preston, an attorney. On November 8, 2016, Breed won reelection with a 52 % to 48% margin. On January 9, 2017, Breed was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second two-year term as Board President.
After the death of Mayor Ed Lee on December 12, 2017, Breed took the office role as an Acting Mayor through her position as President of the Board of Supervisors. However, she held this position until January 23, 2018, when the Board of Supervisors appointed Mark Farrell as interim “caretaker” mayor until the June 5 special election.
Supervisors Aaron Peskin, Jane Kim, and others are considered to be the board’s progressive members. Sought to deny Breed the benefits of incumbency going into the election and to maintain a separation of powers between the positions of mayor and board president, both of which Breed held at the time.
In addition, she was among the candidate who competed for the June 5 Mayoral special election. She received 35.6% of the first-place votes in the original count, with Mark Leno receiving 25.9% and Kim receiving 22.8%. However, after the initial counting of ranked-choice ballots, Leno regained the lead early the next day but Breed retook the lead on June 9.
Leno conceded defeat and congratulated Breed on her victory on June 13, with 9,000 ballots yet to be counted. After being elected as Mayor Breed stepped down as president of the Board of Supervisors on June 26, 2018. Moreover, Malia Cohen was then elected in a unanimous vote by the Board. However, London remained as District 5 supervisor until July 11, when she was elected mayor.
Moreover, in the 2019 mayoral election, she ran for a full term. She was running against five unknown candidates. She won the election.
Moreover, in March 2019 Breed presented a posthumous certificate of honor to Sinn Féin politician and former IRA member Martin McGuinness for his “courageous service in the military.” The nomination came from the United Irish Societies, which had named him an honorary marshal in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Following the uproar, she issued an apology two days later.
During the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries, she endorsed Mike Bloomberg on January 23rd, 2020.
She has explored multiple options for guaranteed income. Thus in March 2021, she launched a program to provide guaranteed income to artists impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Then in November 2022, she found a program to provide income for low-income transgender individuals.
Letters of Resignation Controversy
Public records requested in September 2022 revealed that Breed had required 48 of her appointees to boards and commissions to sign undated letters of resignation for her use. The Mayor’s spokesperson stated the letters were only for “the most extreme circumstances”. Later, she announced she would discontinue the practice.
London Breed Height
Her height, weight, and body measurement are not available, in case of anything the information will be updated as soon as possible.
London Breed Salary and Net Worth
Her Net worth is estimated to be above $1 million. Whereas her salary is $375,000.