Nathan Fletcher

  • Party: Democrat

Nathan Fletcher is a Marine Corps combat veteran, former California State Assemblymember and is currently a Professor of Practice in Political Science at the University of California.

As an elected member of the California State Assembly Fletcher served as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs in the New Economy and is the author of the landmark public safety legislation “Chelsea’s Law”.  In his time in office, he passed and had signed into law more than 30 bills, addressing issues including tax reform, healthcare, homelessness, veterans, job creation, public safety and more. He was also a leading advocate of the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.’

A twice-failed candidate for San Diego mayor who switched from the GOP to run as a self-styled independent in the middle of his first mayoral race in 2012 and then turned Democrat in May 2013, months before his second bid, obtained the local Democratic Party’s primary endorsement for supervisor last September

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