Meet London

London Breed is the 45th Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco. She previously served as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Acting Mayor, leading San Francisco following the tragic passing of Mayor Edwin Lee. She is the first African-American woman and only second woman to serve as Mayor.

A Record of Serving San Franciscans

London has dedicated her entire adult life to serving our communities and improving the City’s public safety, housing, transportation, and quality of life.

As the 45th Mayor of San Francisco, she has led the city through the greatest public health crisis in 100 years.  She instituted the 1st Covid shutdown in the country, led the most successful urban pandemic response in the country, and saved thousands of lives.  

Working with state and federal officers and DA Brooke Jenkins, whom she first appointed, Mayor Breed has brought crime to the lowest levels in ten years, and is bringing SFPD back to full staffing​.  She is leading the state with her Housing for All plan to build 82,000 new homes and has invested over $1B in affordable housing.  Mayor Breed has helped 15,000 people exit homelessness, increased shelter capacity by 2/3rds, and cleared all the large tent encampments on our streets.  And she is helping revitalize downtown with new homes, businesses, and universities.  

Before her election as Mayor in 2018, London served as District 5 Supervisor and President of the Board of Supervisors.  She was first elected President by her colleagues in 2015 and was reelected unanimously in 2017.  As Supervisor, London made major progress on public and affordable housing, improving Muni, and environmental policy, helping launch CleanPowerSF, the city’s single most impactful climate change initiative.

Prior to her election as Supervisor in 2012, London served as Executive Director of the African American Art & Culture Complex in the Western Addition for over a decade, transforming the struggling center into a vital, financially-stable community resource that provides after school arts and cultural programs for youth and seniors. She also served as a San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Commissioner for five years and was appointed by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom to be a Fire Commissioner, where she served until her election to the Board of Supervisors.