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July 27, 2017(619) 213-9839 mobile
Port Commissioner Rafael Castellanos Backs
Nathan Fletcher For County Supervisor
Yet more broad based Democratic support for Fletcher
SAN DIEGO – Nathan Fletcher today earned the endorsement of Rafael Castellanos, Vice-Chairman of the San Diego Port District and one of San Diego’s most accomplished Democratic leaders, his campaign announced today.
Rafael Castellanos said: “Nathan Fletcher will bring a much-needed fresh perspective to the County Board of Supervisors to change business as usual and make a difference in the lives of ordinary people in Diego. I’m proud to support Nathan Fletcher and look forward to working with him to invest in underserved communities, ensure clean air and water for every San Diegan and create good paying jobs for working people.”
On the Port Commission, Rafael Castellanos has been a tireless champion for the environment and job creation. Castellanos has helped spearhead the Port’s Climate Action Plan and environmental initiatives to improve air quality on the waterfront and underserved communities, invest in clean energy and renewables, and expand the Port to create good jobs for working people.
Castellanos, who also has served as President of the La Raza Lawyers Association of San Diego is well-known for his strong base of support in San Diego’s progressive and Latino communities, and his endorsement adds significant momentum to Fletcher’s bid for Supervisor.
Nathan Fletcher said: “I’m honored to be endorsed by Port Commissioner Rafael Castellanos, a true champion for the environment, job creation and underserved communities. I’m running for County Supervisor to take on the status quo and get the focus back on delivering for our neighborhoods and advancing the priorities of working people. Every community in San Diego deserves clean air and water, good jobs and solid services our families can rely on.”
Castellanos’ support comes on the heels of growing support for Fletcher in San Diego’s Democratic and progressive bases. In recent weeks Fletcher has earned endorsements from former Councilwomen Marti Emerald and Donna Frye, School Boardmember Kevin Beiser, Councilman Chris Ward and the County Workers Union, Service Employees International Union Local 221.
To learn more about Nathan Fletcher’s campaign, visit: www.NathanFletcher.com.
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.