Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher
Nathan Fletcher is the State Assemblyman representing California's 75th District. He is the first combat veteran of the Global War on Terror to serve in the California State Legislature. Assemblyman Fletcher serves as Vice Chair of the Assembly Health…
Nathan Fletcher is the State Assemblyman representing California's 75th District. He is the first combat veteran of the Global War on Terror to serve in the California State Legislature. Assemblyman Fletcher serves as Vice Chair of the Assembly Health Committee and the Select Committee on Biotechnology. He is a member of the Accountability & Administrative Review, Water, Parks, & Wildlife and Utilities and Commerce Standing Committees. In addition, he sits on the Select Committees on Foster Care, Child/Adolescent Health and Safety, Healthcare Workforce Access, Safety and Protection of At-Risk California Communities and Government Reform.
In each of these legislative facets, the Assemblyman is committed to demanding transparency and accountability from government, creating new jobs in California, expanding access and affordability of health care and working to solve the water crisis affecting the Golden State.
In his first months in office Assemblyman Fletcher was instrumental in passing a major tax code revision that will help create jobs and joint authored Assembly Bill 23 to help employees laid off from California small businesses retain their private health insurance.
Fletcher was elected in 2008 and represents the city of San Diego communities of La Jolla, University City, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, and Rancho Peñasquitos, along with the City of Poway, portions of the City of Escondido, the community of Fairbanks Ranch and portions of Rancho Santa Fe.
Driven to serve, Nathan's passion has always been public service. Before his election to the legislature he served honorably in the military, the community and the political arena.
In 2007, Assemblyman Fletcher completed his service in the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he worked as a Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Specialist. On his last deployment, he served in the Horn of Africa region traveling throughout Eastern Africa and the Near East. For this duty he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.
In 2004, he served eight months in the Sunni Triangle region of Iraq. Among the awards he received for this tour are the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat "V" for valor, the Combat Action Ribbon and the Iraqi Campaign Medal. Nathan is a recipient of additional military awards including the Benton R. Montgomery Award for Excellence and the Walter Morris Honor Graduate Award. He is also a graduate of the US Army Airborne Course and Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center.
Nathan is a tireless advocate for America's veterans and is a member of both the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Before being elected to the state legislature, Nathan served as an appointed member of the San Diego County Veterans Advisory Council, where he provided a strong voice for veterans of the Global War on Terror.
In his community, Nathan is a member of Nice Guys, a San Diego charitable organization that has provided millions of dollars to worthy causes. He is also active in the Lincoln Club of San Diego County, and is a past Board of Directors member for YMCA Youth Summer Camps.
Nathan is a champion for the democratic process and has spent time abroad working with philanthropic non-governmental organizations to build and improve democracies in East Timor, Cambodia and Serbia.
He is an Ironman Triathlete, a marathon runner, and avid outdoorsman who enjoys surfing, alpine mountaineering and mountain biking. He is a graduate of California Baptist University, where he was a Presidential Merit Scholar and member of the CBU baseball team.
The Assemblyman lives in San Diego with his wife, Mindy, who recently served as Deputy Campaign Manager and Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Nathan and Mindy are members of Community Bible Church and proud parents of their son Zach.