Nathan Fletcher Outraises Bonnie Dumanis 2-1

Nathan Fletcher Outraises Bonnie Dumanis 2-1 Democrat Nathan Fletcher enters general election with strong lead over Republican Bonnie Dumanis SAN DIEGO - Building on his strong first-place finish in June’s primary, Democrat Nathan Fletcher has outraised Republican Bonnie Dumanis more than 2-1 in the campaign for San Diego Supervisor District 4, according to publicly filed campaign finance reports.   In addition to the strong fundraising, Fletcher holds a significant lead over Dumanis in cash on hand, leading $139,833 to $76,005. Nearly half of contributions to Fletcher’s campaign were $100 or less.   Continue reading

Nathan Fletcher Statement On Repeated Failures By County To Stop Sexual Abuse Of Foster Children

Nathan Fletcher Statement On Union-Tribune Investigation Revealing Repeated Failures By County To Stop Sexual Abuse Of Foster Children San Diego-  Today, Nathan Fletcher, candidate for County Board of Supervisor District 4, released the following statement in response to the County’s failure to protect foster children. Continue reading

Former Primary Opponent Omar Passons Endorses Nathan Fletcher for Supervisor

Former Primary Opponent Omar Passons Endorses Nathan Fletcher for Supervisor SAN DIEGO – Today Omar Passons, a former opponent in the primary election in San Diego’s 4th Supervisorial District , endorsed Nathan Fletcher for County Supervisor. Omar Passons said: "Nathan Fletcher's candidacy is the best opportunity to meaningfully advance support for our region's children and seniors and to drive greater County participation in our homeless and housing crisis," said Omar Passons. "As a San Diegan committed to fostering a truly inclusive regional economy, I endorse Nathan because he is a leader who has committed to prioritizing these issues and to making our community work for all San Diegans."     Continue reading

Nathan Fletcher Releases Plan To Establish Regional Film Office

Nathan Fletcher Releases Plan To Establish Regional Film Office San Diego-Nathan Fletcher, candidate for County Board of Supervisors District 4, released a detailed plan that would establish a San Diego County Regional Film Office. This would be a joint effort of the City of San Diego, County of San Diego, Port and Airport Authorities and other jurisdictions. Nathan Fletcher said, “It’s time to change how we approach working with the film industry in San Diego. Creating a regional film office will stimulate the San Diego economy, promote our region and help create strong middle-class jobs in our region, and help support the many families that call San Diego home.” Continue reading

Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber Endorses Nathan Fletcher for Supervisor

Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber Endorses Nathan Fletcher for Supervisor   SAN DIEGO – On the heels of a strong first-place finish in June’s primary, Nathan Fletcher today continues to add to his campaign’s growing momentum with the endorsement of California Assemblymember Shirley Weber. Dr. Weber said, “Nathan Fletcher will work to change County Government for all of our communities. He will fight to ensure county resources are reaching those historically ignored and that we are maximizing state resources to accomplish our shared goals of reduced poverty, mentally and physically healthy communities and strong schools.” Continue reading

Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Nathan Fletcher For San Diego County Supervisor

Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Nathan Fletcher  For San Diego County Supervisor One of the Nation’s  top Democrats says “On the County Board, Nathan will stand up for our values and fight to help working families.” SAN DIEGO – Nathan Fletcher, former Assemblyman and candidate for 4th District County Supervisors, today announced receiving the endorsement of Former Vice President Joe Biden. Vice President Joe Biden said: “Nathan Fletcher served his country and was one of California’s most effective legislators, bringing people together to expand healthcare for workers, protect children from violent crimes and pass scholarships for middle class kids.  On the County Board, Nathan will stand up for our values and fight to help working families.” Continue reading

City Councilmember Georgette Gomez Endorses Nathan Fletcher For San Diego County Supervisor

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." Continue reading

Nathan Fletcher Releases Plan to Establish County Human Rights Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2017 Nathan Fletcher Releases Plan To Establish County Human Rights Commission SAN DIEGO - Following International Human Rights Day, Nathan Fletcher, candidate for County Board of Supervisors District 4, released a detailed plan that would establish a San Diego County’s Human Rights Commission.  Nathan Fletcher said: “San Diego County needs to have a Human Rights Commission. With such a diverse population that is made up of groups with different religions, races, orientations, and cultures, we need a countywide entity that will help build bridges between our communities and work to end discrimination.”   Continue reading

World AIDS Day - A Call for Action

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 1, 2017 On World AIDS Day Nathan Fletcher Calls On County To Make Good On Commitment To Zero New HIV Cases In San Diego SAN DIEGO - Today on World AIDS Day, Democratic Candidate for County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher is calling on the County to fulfill their pledge to get to zero new HIV/AIDS cases in San Diego. The current programs the County has in place are simply not enough to help the thousands of San Diegans living with an HIV/AIDS related illness. As Supervisor, Nathan Fletcher has committed to bring focus and funding to the goal of zero new HIV cases locally. If the County is serious about achieving the goal of zero new cases then they need to expand access to life-saving HIV prevention drugs like PrEP, implement an effective needle exchange program to help stop the spread of the virus, and take full advantage of federal funding for HIV/AIDS like the Ryan White Specialty Pools.  Continue reading

UT - Cannabis industry dives into County Supervisor races

Steve Moya cuts down marijuana plants at OutCo, a marijuana growing facility in unincorporated El Cajon. (John Gibbins / San Diego Union-Tribune) By Joshua Stewart Contact Reporter Business interests have long tried to pack legislative bodies with members who are sympathetic to their work, but electing marijuana-friendly members to the county Board of Supervisors has never been so important to the cannabis industry. Recreational marijuana sales begin on New Year’s Day, and the opportunities for cannabis businesses have never been better. But before dispensary owners and farmers can expand their operations in San Diego County, they need the supervisors to repeal a law that almost entirely stops new dispensaries and farms from opening — and also forces ones already in business to eventually shut down. Clearing a way for medicinal and recreational marijuana businesses to open up in unincorporated parts of the county requires sympathetic candidates to win the two seats that are up for grabs in next year’s election. As a result, the cannabis industry is jumping into the county supervisor races in a bigger way than ever before. “I see fundraising, I see canvassing, I see mailers,” Lincoln Fish, CEO of farm and dispensary OutCo. Dispensary owners have donated to sitting politicians and candidates before, but the 2018 election is the first since voters approved Proposition 64, a statewide measure that allowed the sale and taxation of recreational marijuana. However, the measure allows local jurisdictions to regulate cannabis, including outright bans. The cannabis industry wants to create a sympathetic majority on the board, a feat that requires the election of a marijuana-friendly successor to Ron Roberts, a term-limited supervisor from San Diego who has cautiously supported pro-cannabis policies. The primary is in June, but several members of the industry said they are supporting former state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, but they also believe that attorney Omar Passons and former Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña will also support their interests. They also said they will not support Bonnie Dumanis, the former district attorney who prosecuted members of the industry when she was in law enforcement. Continue reading

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