San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies at 65
He “elevated the city to greater heights.” That’s what California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said of his successor as mayor of San Francisco. Lee, who died unexpectedly Tuesday at age 65, was the son of Chinese immigrants and the city’s first Asian-American mayor. In his seven years in office, Lee was a vocal advocate for the sanctuary city status that sheltered San Francisco’s undocumented immigrants and he presided over the city’s post-recession tech boom. London Breed, president of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, takes over as acting mayor.