London Breed is the first-ever Black woman to be appointed as the Mayor of San Francisco. She was vowed in as mayor on July 11, 2018, and was also the winning candidate of the special mayoral election, held on June 5, 2018.
She is said to create a more resilient and equitable San Francisco for all. Before being elected for mayor, she was elected as the president of the Board of Supervisors in 2015.
Ever since she finished college, the mayor has always played an active role in serving the hometown she was raised in.
London Breed is a San Francisco native as she has lived there ever since she was born. Breed celebrates her birthday on August 11, making her a confident Leo.
Her full name is London Nicole Breed. She is currently 47 years old but will be turning 48 this year, in 2022.
Being a mayor of an American city, we can derive that she is an American national. The mayor is an African-American.
Family: Parents, Siblings
The renowned politician grew up in a somewhat weak financial household with her grandmother in Plaza East Public Housing, Western Addition.
When Breed was young, they had to survive on $900 a month and recycle everything that they could recycle. There isn’t much information regarding her parents.
The mayor’s sister died of a drug overdose in 2006, and her brother is serving a 44-year condemn for a 2000 manslaughter and armed robbery conviction.
The mayor was fined for misusing her title for her benefits as she reportedly requested the early release of her brother many times to the governor.
Education: High School, College
As for her education, she graduated high school with honors and attended the University of California, Davis, where she studied Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Public Service with a minor in African American Studies.
Furthermore, the mayor attained her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Having been born and raised around poverty and violence, London’s main focus included housing, homelessness, workforce development, public safety, climate change, and most recently, fighting off the pandemic. The mayor has dedicated most of her life to making San Francisco a better city.
In 2002, the mayor became the executive director of the struggling African American Art & Culture Complex and transformed it into a stable and efficient center.
Then for five years, the mayor served as a San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Commissioner. Until her appointment at the Board of Supervisors, she worked as a San Francisco Fire Commissioner.
The mayor has done several remarkable works, such as turning unused housing units into homes for families, improving mental health facilities in San Francisco, fulling the safety needs of the residents, tackling the city’s ambulance crisis, and many more.
Relationships: Dating, Married
As per the reports, London Breed admitted to having dated San Francisco’s former Director of Public Works, Mohammad Nuru, for a brief time in the past. Nuru resigned from his post after he was arrested for corruption schemes.
The politician keeps her personal life very private. Nevertheless, we know that she is married to Lawrence Lui, owner of Stanford hotels and a hotel developer. The public knows very well that not only is her husband a civil engineer graduate, but he also is the son of the Hong-Kong billionaire, Che-woo Luo.
The details regarding the professional lives of both the mayor and her husband are substantially available, but their personal lives remain a mystery.
As of 2022, we don’t know if the couple has children or not.
Forbes has named London Breed as the highest-paid mayor. Breed’s salary is said to be around $335 Thousand.
With her salary and history of working, her estimated net worth is around $5 Million to $10 Million as of 2022.
The information regarding her assets and properties isn’t known to the media.
Other Interesting Facts And Trivia
London Breed made San Francisco one of the first major cities in the United States to impose a Stay Home Order in March 2020, which helped ease the COVID situation.
London Breed’s major inspiration is her grandmother who brought Breed up through a lot of hardships.
The mayor loves minority-owned small businesses and helps promote them.
London Breed believes a burrito is a perfect lunch and her favorite place is Eddie’s (Cafe) on Divisadero.
The politician is an environmental activist as well and has brought various plans to fight climate change.