San Francisco Elects Black Mayor

Incoming mayor London Breed smiles while speaking at Rosa Parks Elementary School in San Francisco, Thursday, June 14, 2018. It is now the job of Breed, the first black woman elected mayor of the city, to unite a wealthy but frustrated San Francisco, where the high-tech economy has sent the median price of a home soaring to $1.3 million and where homeless tents and human waste fester on sidewalks. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Incoming mayor London Breed smiles while speaking at Rosa Parks Elementary School in San Francisco, Thursday, June 14, 2018. It is now the job of Breed, the first black woman elected mayor of the city, to unite a wealthy but frustrated San Francisco, where the high-tech economy has sent the median price of a home soaring to $1.3 million and where homeless tents and human waste fester on sidewalks. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

London Breed reached the milestone on Wednesday, when her opponent conceded a tight mayoral race. Breed will serve until 2020, finishing the term of the late Mayor Ed Lee, who died in December at age 65.

At a short news conference, Breed, 43, praised Lee and thanked her supporters, as well as the other candidates, including Mark Leno, a former state senator who conceded the race hours earlier. Breed will serve until 2020, finishing the term of the late Mayor Ed Lee, who died in December at age 65. She struck an optimistic tone about the city’s future.

“I am so hopeful about the future of our city, and I am looking forward to serving as your mayor. I am truly humbled, and I am truly honored,” said Breed, president of the Board of Supervisors.

Earlier on Wednesday, Leno called Breed to congratulate her.

“She is a remarkable young woman,” Leno said. “She is going to do a very fine job and we all wish her the best because her success is San Francisco’s success.”

In November 2012, she was first elected to the Board of Supervisors — the legislative branch for the county and city of San Francisco — and reelected to the board in November 2016, according to her bio.