Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom Endorses Nathan Fletcher for County Supervisor




Contact: Dan Rottenstreich

August 22, 2017

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Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Endorses

Nathan Fletcher for San Diego County Supervisor

Highest profile Democratic endorsement in County Supervisor race to date


SAN DIEGO – Adding to the unmatched energy and unbridled enthusiasm coming together behind his bid for County Supervisor, today Nathan Fletcher landed a huge, high profile endorsement from California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.  Newsom’s endorsement marks the highest profile Democratic endorsement in the County Supervisor’s race to date.


Gavin Newsom said: “From his time in the Assembly to his advocacy for our veterans, I’ve worked hand in hand with Nathan Fletcher for years and know he has the progressive values, tireless passion and proven record San Diegans need in their next County Supervisor.  I look forward to working with Nathan to build a fairer economy, a cleaner environment and more affordable higher education for all of San Diego.”


Nathan Fletcher responded: “It is a profound honor to earn Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement so early in my campaign.  Gavin is a national leader who has fought, and won, progressive change on marriage equality, gun control, healthcare and more.  We share the belief that it’s time to take on the status quo and make government work for ordinary people in all our communities.”


Fletcher kicked off his campaign for County Supervisor just 5 weeks ago and in that short time has amassed deep, broad-based support from Democratic leaders, progressive activists and leading labor unions, including:

·     San Diego Democrats for Equality

·      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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