San Francisco Mayor London Breed cruised to reelection on Tuesday, winning her first full term against a field of little-known opponents.
Breed, who won a special election in 2018 to serve the remainder of late Mayor Ed Lee's term, declared victory less than 90 minutes after the polls closed Tuesday evening. She finished the night with more than two-thirds of first-place votes.
"Thank you for honoring me with four more years as mayor!” she told a cheering crowd at her election party. "Every single day that I get up, I’m thinking, 'What are we going to do to make San Francisco better now and for generations to come?' I grew up in this city and in poverty and I never thought that in my life that I would have the opportunity to serve in this capacity, and I don't take it lightly."
With no strong progressive candidate stepping forward to challenge her, Breed's reelection was never really in doubt. Instead, the ultimate success of her night — and the real referendum on her performance as mayor thus far — will be determined by the margin of her victory and the results of a handful of local races and ballot measures that she supported.
Breed took office in July 2018, after winning a bitterly fought campaign against former state Sen. Mark Leno and Supervisor Jane Kim.