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Nathan Fletcher

Nathan Fletcher is the county supervisor for San Diego’s 4th Supervisorial District. He is leading the charge for progressive change in county government, and building coalitions and driving real outcomes in the areas of behavioral health, child welfare and environmental justice. His life experiences range from leading classified human-intelligence missions in combat zones and being decorated for valor under fire, to passing landmark legislation as a member of the California State Legislature, to training Nobel Prize–winning human-rights activists in the developing world. His responsibilities to San Diego, the region, and the state go beyond his role as supervisor. He is a governor’s appointee to the California Air Resources Board, a member of the Governor’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors, vice chair of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, and chair of San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. He also teaches courses on public service, political science, California government, and American history at the University of California, San Diego. 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.

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