Leno’s San Francisco race was a close one

Mark Leno

In a nail-biter of a race, it looked at first as though Wisconsin native Mark Leno, the subject of a profile in the June Chronicle, could become mayor of San Francisco.

Leno was ahead by 144 votes in ranked-choice balloting at four days after election night in early June, according to the area’s ABC affiliate. But as more votes were counted London Breed pulled ahead and Leno conceded. Breed becomes the city’s first black mayor.