San Francisco board appoints Mark Farrell as interim mayor

San Francisco Interim Mayor Mark Farrell, joined by family members, speaks to reporters after being sworn into office at City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Farrell, one of its members, to serve as interim mayor until a new mayor is chosen in a citywide election in June. (AP Photo/Joel Angel Juarez)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco has a new interim mayor.

Supervisor Mark Farrell was voted in late Tuesday afternoon to fill the seat that was left open by the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee in December.

At the time, the President of the Board of Supervisor London Breed became the acting mayor until Tuesday.

The supervisors had to officially decide on who would lead the city until the next mayoral election.

It was a highly contested race but in a 6-3 vote, Farrell beat out Breed.

Her supporters were not happy and made it clear in the meeting.

Farrell will be the interim mayor until the next mayoral election.

Farrell was sworn in just after 9 p.m.

Breed tweeted shortly after Farrell became interim mayor:



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