Nathan Fletcher is a San Diego County supervisor, representing the 4th District. He is also a former member of the California State Assembly, a Marine Corps combat veteran, and a professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. His priorities as county supervisor include improving mental health services, protecting the environment and tackling climate change, addressing housing affordability and improving services for the homeless, protecting the rights of underrepresented and immigrant communities, and improving transit accessibility. During his time as an assemblymember, he passed more than 30 laws to expand health care coverage, protect homeowners during the foreclosure crisis, strengthen public safety, and increase support services for veterans and the homeless. He also authored Chelsea’s Law, landmark public safety legislation that strengthened penalties for violent crimes against children. Previously, he served two combat tours in Iraq, the Near East, and the Horn of Africa. For his service, he earned the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat “V” for valor. He founded the Three Wise Men Veterans Foundation to help eliminate stigma surrounding post-traumatic stress and launched a campaign to spotlight the unjust deportation of veterans, successfully bringing back previously deported veterans. He currently serves on a variety of boards and commissions, including the Executive Board for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, the Regional Taskforce on Homelessness, the Polinsky Children’s Center, the San Diego Association of Governments, and the San Diego Workforce Partnership. He teaches courses on public service, political science, California government, and American history at the University of California, San Diego.