Democrats For Equality Throw Full Support Behind Nathan Fletcher In Supervisor Race




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August 18, 2017


Democrats For Equality Throw Full Support Behind

Nathan Fletcher In Supervisor Race


First Democratic Club endorsement in County Supervisor race goes to Fletcher


SAN DIEGO – Adding to the deluge of Democratic support coming together behind his campaign for San Diego County Supervisor, today Nathan Fletcher announced the endorsement of the San Diego Democrats for Equality, San Diego’s leading LGBT Democratic club and one of the largest, most effective grassroots Democratic organizations in Southern California.

Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, President of Democrats For Equality said: “The Democrats for Equality voted overwhelmingly to give Nathan Fletcher our full support and official endorsement in his campaign for County Supervisor.  Nathan has been an unwavering champion for equality, from speaking out to end Don’t Ask Don’t Tell to strengthening support for struggling LGBT youth.  We stand with Nathan in his campaign to take on the status quo in County Government and move San Diego forward in a progressive direction and we’re going to work hard to help him win.”

The Democrats for Equality’s endorsement is the first official Democratic club endorsement in the race, further underscoring the deep and fast-growing support among Democrats and progressives that continues to converge behind Fletcher’s campaign.  The club voted by an overwhelming super majority in the first round of voting on its endorsement, to support Fletcher at their monthly meeting last night.


Beyond today’s announcement, Fletcher has earned support from a broad-based coalition of Democratic and progressive leaders including:


·      SEIU Local 221

·      CWA Local 9509

·     Congressman Juan Vargas

·     Marty Block, State Senator, retired

·     Howard Wayne, Assemblymember, retired

·      Donna Frye, San Diego Councilwoman, retired

·      Chris Ward, San Diego City Councilman

·      Marti Emerald, San Diego Councilwoman, retired

·      Kevin Beiser, San Diego Unified School Boardmember

·      Rafael Castellanos, San Diego Port Commissioner

·      Serge Dedina, Mayor of Imperial Beach

·      Mark West, Imperial Beach Councilman

·      Cori Schumacher, Carlsbad City Councilwoman

·      Steve Padilla, Chula Vista City Councilman

·      Jess Durfee, Francine Busby, Past Democratic Party Chairs

·      Jennifer Campbell, President, Clairemont Democratic Club

·      Fayaz Nawabi, President, Muslim Democratic Club of San Diego

·      Jonathan Wubbolding, President, Pt Loma Democratic Club

·      David Warmoth,  Past President, San Diego Democrats for Equality

·     Craig Roberts, California Democratic Party Regional Director


To learn more about Nathan Fletcher's campaign for County Supervisor, visit: Follow Nathan Fletcher on Facebook and Twitter.


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.



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