San Francisco Leaders Pick Asian-American as Mayor

Friday, 07 Jan 2011 08:14 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco could soon have its first Asian-American mayor.

The city's supervisors voted Friday for city administrator Edwin Lee to the post being vacated by Gavin Newsom, the state's newly elected lieutenant governor.

The vote is nonbinding, however, because Newsom has not yet left office. The pick also must be confirmed by the new board of supervisors taking office this weekend.

If confirmed, Lee would become the city's first Chinese-American to lead the city, which is more than one-third Asian.

The new supervisors are expected to take up the issue on Tuesday.

The results of the vote elicited loud applause from the audience, which included many Asian-Americans.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Yellen's Tough Job: Determining When Labor Market Has Healed

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 23:49 PM

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she still isn't satisfied with the U.S. labor market. . . .

California Senate Passes Gun Database Checks Bill

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 22:46 PM

The California Senate passed a bill on Friday requiring local law enforcement to search a database of firearms owners in . . .

Parole for John Lennon's Killer Mark David Chapman Denied Again

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 22:19 PM

John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved