Bay Area/ San Francisco
Published on January 08, 2015
D5 Supervisor London Breed Elected Board Of Supervisors PresidentLondon Breed/Facebook
London Breed, District 5's Supervisor for the last two years, was today elected President of the city's Board of Supervisors.

After D4's Katy Tang was voted interim Board President in November of last year (amid much political bickering), it was unclear who would assume the mantle in 2015. 

But as SF Weekly's Joe Eskenazi reports, Breed came out on top in today's election, and the promotion could mean more political pull for D5's initiatives. 

"The moderate has to run for re-election in the city's most progressive district," Eskenazi writes, "and it'll help to be anointed with the impressive title of board president and use her newfound sway to cajole department heads and city power brokers into delivering for the district."

Back in January of 2013, we got to know the then-newly-elected Supervisor in an extensive interview, and learned about her plans for D5, an area which includes the Lower Haight, Upper Haight, Hayes Valley, the Inner Sunset, the Fillmore, and other nearby neighborhoods. In the interview, Breed shared insights into her childhood in the area, her 10 years spent at the African American Arts and Culture Complex, and her focus on jobs, public housing, crime and more. Give it a read if you need a refresher.  

As always, we'll continue to update you on Breed's ongoing local initiatives, including her new legislation to protect live music venues. 

"Thank you to my colleagues for electing me President of the Board of Supervisors," Breed wrote on Facebook today. "Thank you to the people of District 5 for giving me the privilege to serve. I am humbled, inspired, and ready to get to work for San Francisco."