As the President of the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco, London Breed believes that every San Franciscan deserves the opportunity of a decent job, the protection of a dignified place to live that fits a working person’s budget, and the peace of mind that comes from feeling safe. She brings to the position an intimate knowledge of the city, having been raised by her grandmother in public housing in the Western Addition. Prior to her current role, she has had a long history of community work, including being the Executive Director of the African American Art & Culture Complex. Under her leadership, the Complex’s vital youth programs reached record participation, and remains a valuable institution for maintaining the Fillmore/Western Addition’s lowest crime rate in decades.
Breed earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Davis and later earned a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.