By Post Staff
London Breed, candidate for District 5 Supervisor, is a lifelong San Franciscan and native of District 5.
She grew up in the public housing projects in the Western Addition.
According to Breed, she was inspired by the many committed and caring people she met as she was growing up.
“They were the teachers who worked with the children, the lady at the corner store, the African American pioneers in city government, instructors at the rec centers and other older African Americans who composed the Western Addition community that I grew up in, who fought the good fight that enabled me to be in the position I’m in today,” she said.
After earning her college degree, Breed worked with many community organizations, beginning with heading up the youth division of the San Francisco Branch of the NAACP.
She went on to serve in city government on the Redevelopment Agency and is currently on the Fire Commission. She is also the executive director of the African American Art and Cultural Complex.
Breed says she will work for better jobs, more affordable housing, a safer city for children, and above all she will be accessible to the residents of her district. “The people of District 5 will have a voice at City Hall,” she said.