SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Supervisor London Breed emerged victorious Wednesday to become the city's first African-American woman mayor after narrowly defeating a rival who was seeking to become the first openly gay man in the position.
It took eight days of counting after Election Day for Breed to build a large enough lead to claim the city's top job. With about 250,000 ballots tallied, she led former state Sen. Mark Leno by 2,177 votes with only about 6,700 left to count.
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The latest election update by San Francisco officials sealed London Breed's victory in the mayor's race.
She led former state Sen. Mark Leno by nearly 2,200 votes out of nearly 250,000 ballots cast. Elections officials say about 7,000 ballots remaining to be tallied.
Breed's narrow lead has been increasing since Saturday and Leno conceded the race Wednesday, saying the math did not favor his campaign.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The gap widened between the leading candidates in the race for San Francisco mayor, but it is still too close to call.
London Breed, the president of the Board of Supervisors, led former state Sen. Mark Leno by 1,580 votes on Sunday.
The lead has changed hands in recent days. Leno had a margin of fewer than 150 votes on Friday and Breed captured the lead Saturday with nearly 500 more votes.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In San Francisco, the candidate with the most first-place votes is trailing in a tight race for mayor.
London Breed, the president of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors, is some 10 percentage points ahead of former state Sen. Mark Leno in votes for first-place. Yet, Leno was leading Breed in the overall race by 255 votes on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The gap between the two leading candidates for San Francisco mayor shrank to 255 votes on Thursday.
An elections office update shows former state Sen. Mark Leno still leading President of the Board of Supervisors London Breed in a race that remained too close to call.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The two leading candidates in San Francisco's race for mayor are resigned to days of uncertainty as the contest remained too close to call and tens of thousands of ballots waited to be counted Wednesday.
Updated results showed former state Sen. Mark Leno maintaining a tiny lead under the city's unusual voting system, although Board of Supervisors President London Breed continued to have the most first-place votes.
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Business community favorite London Breed said she always knew the race for San Francisco mayor would be tight given the city's unusual ranked choice voting system.
Breed has 36 percent of first-place votes but former state Sen. Mark Leno has a narrow lead under the system, which allows voters to pick their top three on the same ballot. She said she was proud to get so many first-place votes.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former state Sen. Mark Leno pulled ahead by the slimmest of margins in the race for San Francisco mayor early Wednesday under the city's unusual voting system, though Board of Supervisors President London Breed maintained her lead in first-place votes.
The race remained too close to call with ballots still being accepted through Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight candidates who want to be mayor of San Francisco qualified Tuesday for a June 5 election expected to pit the city's progressive values against its economic development ambitions following years of spectacular but divisive growth driven by the technology sector.
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The contest for San Francisco mayor firmed up with eight candidates qualified to be on the June 5 ballot.
The eight include former state Sen. Mark Leno, acting Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Jane Kim and former Supervisor Angela Alioto. There are also four lesser-known candidates.
Eighteen others who had requested paperwork to run for mayor did not return candidacy papers before Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Closing times at bars in California could go later if proposed legislation there gets passed.
The bill proposed Tuesday by state Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat who represents San Francisco, would let municipalities set their own last call times. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/2laPqGv ) that communities could decide to go as late as 4 a.m.
Currently, the last call time across the state is 2 a.m.