London Breed, a native San Franciscan who was raised by her grandmother in the city’s housing projects, became acting mayor of San Francisco early Tuesday morning.
She ascended to the post after the shocking death of Mayor Ed Lee, who died of an apparent heart attack early Tuesday morning. The Board of Supervisors may now vote to make Breed the temporary mayor or choose another candidate. If a majority of the remaining 10 supervisors cannot agree on a candidate, Breed would remain in the office until the June 2018 election.
It seems unlikely that her colleagues would not agree to put her in the post of temporary mayor. Breed was elected as supervisor in 2012 and became board president in 2015 after David Chiu was elected to the state Assembly.
She is the first black woman to hold the post.