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Kudos to African American women, they have seen one of the most impressive years ever in 2018 for the primary season. London Breed was declared the winner Wednesday of the San Francisco mayoral race, making her the first Black woman to hold the office.

 

Celebration Of Life Service Held For Late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

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The former San Francisco Supervisor had to overcome several obstacles, including a complicated election system and her colleagues on the Board of Supervisors ousting her as interim mayor.

In other black girl magic, Stacey Abrams won the democratic party for governor of Georgia, becoming the first Black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States. In Virginia, Vangie Williams scored a victory by defeating two military veterans to win the chance in November to become the first Black woman to represent Virginia from the state’s first congressional district. And in a race that flew under the radar, Deidre DeJear beat her Democratic primary rival for Iowa secretary of state. She’s now the first Black woman to win a major party nomination for statewide office in Iowa, according to NewsOne.com.

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