City Councilmember Georgette Gomez Endorses Nathan Fletcher For San Diego County Supervisor
Progressive Democrats continue to unite behind Fletcher
SAN DIEGO –Today, San Diego City Councilmember Georgette Gomez announced her support of former Assemblyman and veterans advocate Nathan Fletcher in his campaign for San Diego County Supervisor, District Four.
Councilmember Gomez said: “Nathan Fletcher will take on the Republican status quo in County Government to protect immigrants, expand access to healthcare and defend women’s rights. I’m proud to endorse Nathan Fletcher for County Supervisor and hope all San Diego progressives will unite behind his campaign to bring long overdue change to the County Board of Supervisors."
The daughter of working class immigrants, Georgette Gomez has been an outspoken advocate for women, immigrants, and working families here in San Diego. Gomez joins a long list of other progressive leaders and organizations that also include Former City Councilmember Donna Frye, Councilmember Chris Ward, Former City Councilmember Marti Emerald, and San Diego Democrats for Equality.
On the endorsement, Nathan Fletcher said: “I am incredibly honored and proud to have the support of Councilmember Georgette Gomez, someone who has dedicated her life to helping the most vulnerable members in our community. I look forward to working with her to take on the GOP status quo and start tackling San Diego’s urgent needs such as more environmental protections, increased affordable housing, and better services for our homeless.”
Nathan Fletcher is the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate for County Supervisor. With today’s endorsement Fletcher is now backed by the two largest unions representing County employees, UDW and SEIU, and is only Democratic candidate for Supervisor with labor support.
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.