Mayor of San Francisco

head of the executive branch of the San Francisco city and county government

The Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco is the head of the executive branch of the San Francisco city and county government.

Mayor of the
City and County of
San Francisco
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Incumbent
London Breed

since July 11, 2018
StyleMadam Mayor
Term lengthFour years, renewable once
Inaugural holderJohn W. Geary
Formation1850
Salary$342, 974 (annually)
WebsiteOffice of the Mayor

List of mayors

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There have been 44 mayors of San Francisco from 1850, when California became a state, until 2023.

# Image Mayor Term start Term end Party 
1   John W. Geary May 1, 1850 May 4, 1851 Independent
2   Charles James Brenham May 5, 1851 December 31, 1851 Whig
3   Stephen Randall Harris January 1, 1852 November 9, 1852 Democratic
(2)   Charles James Brenham November 10, 1852 October 2, 1853 Whig
4   Cornelius Kingsland Garrison October 3, 1853 October 1, 1854 Whig
5   Stephen Palfrey Webb October 2, 1854 June 30, 1855 Know Nothing
6   James Van Ness July 1, 1855 July 7, 1856 Democratic
7 George J. Whelan July 8, 1856 November 14, 1856 American
8   Ephraim Willard Burr November 15, 1856 October 2, 1859 American
9 Henry F. Teschemacher October 3, 1859 June 30, 1863 Populist
10   Henry Perrin Coon July 1, 1863 December 1, 1867 Populist
11   Frank McCoppin December 2, 1867 December 5, 1869 Democratic
12   Thomas Henry Selby December 6, 1869 December 3, 1871 Republican
13   William Alvord December 4, 1871 November 30, 1873 Republican
14   James Otis December 1, 1873 October 30, 1875 Populist
15 George Hewston November 4, 1875 December 5, 1875 Democratic
16   Andrew Jackson Bryant December 6, 1875 November 30, 1879 Populist
17   Isaac Smith Kalloch December 1, 1879 December 4, 1881 Workingmen's
18   Maurice Carey Blake December 5, 1881 January 7, 1883 Republican
19   Washington Bartlett January 8, 1883 January 2, 1887 Democratic
20   Edward B. Pond January 3, 1887 January 4, 1891 Democratic
21   George Henry Sanderson January 5, 1891 January 3, 1893 Republican
22   Levi Richard Ellert January 3, 1893 January 6, 1895 Republican
23   Adolph Sutro January 7, 1895 January 3, 1897 Populist
24   James D. Phelan January 4, 1897 January 7, 1902 Democratic
25   Eugene Schmitz January 8, 1902 July 8, 1907 Union Labor[1]
26 Charles Boxton July 9, 1907 July 16, 1907 Union Labor
27   Edward Robeson Taylor July 16, 1907 January 7, 1910 Democratic
28   P. H. McCarthy January 8, 1910 January 7, 1912 Union Labor
29   James Rolph January 8, 1912 January 6, 1931 Republican
30   Angelo Joseph Rossi January 7, 1931 January 7, 1944 Republican
31   Roger Lapham January 8, 1944 January 7, 1948 Republican
32 Elmer Robinson January 8, 1948 January 7, 1956 Republican
33   George Christopher January 8, 1956 January 7, 1964 Republican
34   John F. Shelley January 8, 1964 January 7, 1968 Democratic
35   Joseph Alioto January 8, 1968 January 7, 1976 Democratic
36 George Moscone January 8, 1976 November 27, 1978 Democratic
37   Dianne Feinstein December 4, 1978 January 7, 1988 Democratic
38   Art Agnos January 8, 1988 January 7, 1992 Democratic
39   Frank Jordan January 8, 1992 January 7, 1996 Democratic
40   Willie Brown January 8, 1996 January 7, 2004 Democratic
41   Gavin Newsom January 8, 2004 January 10, 2011 Democratic
42   Ed Lee January 11, 2011 December 12, 2017 Democratic
43   Mark Farrell January 23, 2018 July 11, 2018 Democratic
44   London Breed July 11, 2018 Incumbent Democratic

References

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  1. "Eugene E. Schmitz (1864–1928)". Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco. Archived from the original on October 24, 2008. Retrieved March 13, 2009.