University of San Francisco Congratulates San Francisco’s Next Mayor, Alumna London Breed MPA ’13

 SAN FRANCISCO (June 15, 2018) -- The University of San Francisco (USF) is proud to congratulate alumna London Breed MPA ’13 on her historic election victory as San Francisco’s first African American woman mayor. San Francisco will be the largest city in the country to have a woman at its helm when Breed takes office in July 2018.

“We are very proud of the significant public service of our alumna, London Breed, and we wish her great success and much joy as Mayor of our eponymous city,” stated Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J, USF president.

After graduating from San Francisco’s Galileo High and UC Davis, Breed attended USF's Master of Public Administration program, which trains students to lead in the public and nonprofit sectors. Her political career began with her election to the Board of Supervisors in 2012, representing the Western Addition and other neighborhoods that together comprise San Francisco’s District 5. In an interview with USF Magazine in 2015, Breed said her biggest accomplishment on the board had been to shine a light on substandard public housing that suffered from problems like broken elevators and rundown units.

USF congratulates Mayor Breed on her historic accomplishment and elevation to San Francisco’s most influential role. 

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