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San Diego County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Nathan Fletcher

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 75

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Nathan Fletcher is a businessman, veteran and dedicated public servant. His experience ranges from serving in combat zones to starting a business in San Diego, and includes work on behalf of various local charities and helping to build democracies in various third world nations.

Nathan recently completed his service in the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he served as a Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Specialist. On his last deployment, Nathan worked in the Horn of Africa region traveling throughout Eastern Africa and the Near East. For his service he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.

In 2004, Nathan served eight months in the Sunni Triangle region of Iraq. Among some of his awards from this tour are the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat "V" for valor, Combat Action Ribbon, and Iraqi Campaign Medal. Nathan is a recipient of many additional military awards including the Benton R. Montgomery Award for Excellence and the Walter Morris Honor Graduate Award. Nathan is a graduate of many military courses including the US Army Airborne Course and Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center.

Upon his return from Iraq, Nathan received an appointment to the San Diego County Veterans Advisory Council, where he has proven a strong voice for veterans of the Global War on Terror. In addition, Nathan serves on the Board of Directors for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Historical Society and is a life member of both the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War.

When not on active duty Nathan serves as a business development adviser and security consultant for several San Diego based companies. Actively involved in our community, Nathan serves on a local YMCA Summer Camp Board of Management and is a member of the Nice Guys, a San Diego charitable organization that has provided millions of dollars to worthy causes.

A lifelong Republican, Nathan has served in senior positions with the Republican Party, and has advised on the democratic leaders in East Timor, Cambodia and Serbia on behalf of the International Republican Institute.

Nathan is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys surfing, mountaineering, and is currently training for an Ironman Triathlon. Nathan is a graduate of California Baptist University, where he was a Presidential Merit Scholar and member of the CBU baseball team. He 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.

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