Appointed January 28, 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom
Supervisor Nathan Fletcher is a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran, former member of the California Assembly, University of California, San Diego, professor and member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. He was elected to the Board of Supervisors November 6, 2018.
Supervisor Fletcher serves on a number 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’ Transportation Committee, and the San Diego Workforce Partnership.
As a member of California State Assembly, 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 againstchildren.
While in the Marine Corps, Mr. Fletcher served as a Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Specialist during 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, and 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.
As a Professor of Practice in Political Science at UC San Diego since 2013, he teaches courses on public service, political science, California government and American history.
Supervisor Fletcher lives in San Diego County’s City Heights community with his wife, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, and their five children.