Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, District 4

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher is a United States Marine Corps combat veteran, former member of the California Assembly, and a Professor at the University of California, San Diego. He is the only Democrat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and was elected by an overwhelming majority on November 6, 2018.

Supervisor Fletcher has a proven record as a dedicated public servant who’s earned a reputation for getting things done and making a difference in people’s lives. 

Supervisor Fletcher’s priorities are focused on improving the quality of life for people who live and work in San Diego County. He is working to improve mental health services; protect the environment and tackle climate change; address housing affordability and improve the services for our homeless population; protect the rights of underrepresented and immigrant communities; and improve transit accessibility for people across San Diego County.  

He currently serves on a variety of boards and commissions including the Executive Board for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, The Polinsky Children’s Center, the San Diego Association of Governments’ (SANDAG) Transportation Committee, and the San Diego Workforce Partnership.

Supervisor Fletcher is a former California State Assemblymember. He was recognized as one of California’s most effective legislators, passing more than 30 laws to expand healthcare coverage, protect homeowners during the foreclosure crisis, strengthen public safety and increase support services for veterans and the homeless. Assemblymember Fletcher authored Chelsea’s Law, landmark public safety legislation that strengthened penalties for violent crimes against children.    

Nathan Fletcher served as a Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Specialist in the Marine Corps and 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, the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat “V” for valor along with other awards. A proud Veteran’s advocate, he founded the Three Wise Men Veterans Foundation to help eliminate stigma surrounding Post-Traumatic Stress and launched the ‘Honorably Discharged, Dishonorably Deported campaign to spotlight the unjust deportation of veterans. He successfully brought home previously deported veterans.     

Supervisor Fletcher is also a Professor of Practice in Political Science at the University of California San Diego since 2013. He teaches courses on public service, political science, California government and American History and will continue to do so part time while serving the Fourth District. 

Supervisor Fletcher lives in the Fourth District’s City Heights community with his wife Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, and their five children. 

 

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