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THIS IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NATHAN FLETCHER CAMPAIGN
On Monday, former Secretary of State Bill Jones released the following statement endorsing Nathan Fletcher for mayor:
"I am proud to endorse Nathan Fletcher for mayor. I have been in and around California politics for a long time, and Nathan represents exactly the kind of new vision, energy and leadership San Diego needs.
“Nathan’s tenure in Sacramento has shown he has the ability to bring people together to accomplish big things. I was particularly impressed with his work to protect our kids from dangerous sex predators with Chelsea’s Law. It was landmark legislation that required a lot of hard work, dedication and ability to work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle. In an era that has been marked by polarization, it is a tremendous accomplishment. He has also held the line against new taxes.
“Nathan isn’t tied to the polarization or finger-pointing that has marked the last decade. He has shown he is able to make tough decisions despite political pressures. He will do the right thing for San Diego, providing a new generation of leadership to move San Diego forward."
Former Secretary of State Bill Jones also served as Assembly Republican Leader and authored California’s 3-strikes law.