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London Breed

London Breed
President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Assumed office
January 8, 2015
Preceded by Katy Tang
Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
from District 5
Assumed office
January 8, 2013
Preceded by Christina Olague
Personal details
Born San Francisco, California
Nationality African American
Political party Democratic
Residence San Francisco, California
Occupation Politician


London Breed (born 1974) is an American politician currently serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing District 5.[1]

Breed was raised by her grandmother in public housing in the [2] She is a graduate of Balboa High School. Breed earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California Davis in 1997 and a master's degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco in 2012.[3]

In 2002, Breed became the executive director of the African American Art & Culture Complex,[1] where she raised over $2.5 million to renovate the complex's 34,000 square foot space, including an art gallery, theater space, and a recording studio.[2]

Breed was named to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Commission in 2004. In 2010, Mayor [2]

In November 2012, Breed was elected to the District 5 supervisor seat after she defeated incumbent Christina Olague, who had been appointed to the seat that year by Mayor Ed Lee after Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi was elected sheriff.

On January 8, 2015 Breed was elected president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, defeating fellow supervisor David Campos. Breed replaced District Four Supervisor Katy Tang.[4]

In August 2015, Breed was quoted in documents from an FBI investigation as the recipient of "untraceable debit cards" in exchange for favors. [5]

References

  1. ^ a b Lagos, Marisa (December 26, 2012). "London Breed's emphasis: kids' lives". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Board of Supervisors - London Breed bio
  3. ^ Nevius, C.W. (November 10, 2012). "London Breed is S.F.'s election shocker". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  4. ^ http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/London-Breen-elected-president-of-S-F-Board-of-6002416.php
  5. ^ http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-prosecutors-probe-City-Hall-s-role-in-6427587.php

External links

  • Official website


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