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September 18, 2017
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Assemblymember Todd Gloria Endorses Nathan Fletcher For 4th District Supervisor
SAN DIEGO – Assemblymember Todd Gloria, one of San Diego’s most accomplished and outspoken progressive Democratic leaders, today endorsed Nathan Fletcher for County Supervisor.
Assemblymember Gloria said: "I have known Nathan Fletcher for almost two decades, and I know he is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others. As a County Supervisor, I believe Nathan will drive meaningful change in county government and ensure the needs and priorities of working people always come first. That's why I'm proud to stand with Nathan Fletcher.”
Todd Gloria is among San Diego’s most popular and well-respected progressive leaders. On the City Council, Gloria helped lead the charge to raise the minimum wage in San Diego and as interim-Mayor, he strengthened the city’s landmark Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon emissions. Gloria’s endorsement adds to the deep and growing support for Fletcher from local Democrats, including Councilman Chris Ward, former State Senator Christine Kehoe, retired Councilwoman Donna Frye, San Diego Democrats for Equality, the County Workers’ Union, SEIU Local 221 and more.
Nathan Fletcher said: “Todd Gloria is a champion for working San Diegans and our environment, and I’m honored to have his support. As County Supervisor, I’ll take on the status quo and fight to make County Government start delivering on the priorities that matter to San Diego: protecting clean air and water, strengthening economic security for the least among us and tackling urgent needs in our neighborhoods like road repair and homelessness.”
Nathan Fletcher is a Marine Corps combat veteran, former California State Assemblymember and a Professor of Practice at UCSD. In the State Assembly, Fletcher passed more than 30 laws to expand healthcare coverage, protect homeowners during the foreclosure crisis and strengthen penalties for violent crimes against children. Since leaving the Assembly, Fletcher founded a veterans’ advocacy foundation to help eliminate the stigma surrounding Post-Traumatic Stress and joined the teaching faculty at UCSD. Fletcher lives in City Heights with his wife, Lorena, and their four children.