San Francisco board appoints interim mayor to replace Ed Lee

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed one of its members, Mark Farrell, to serve as interim mayor until a new mayor is chosen in a citywide election in June.

Farrell was approved for the role 6-3 after the board voted down its president, London Breed, who had been serving as acting mayor following the unexpected death of Ed Lee in December. Farrell was sworn in soon after.

The vote came after hours of impassioned public comment from San Francisco...

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