By Miriam Raftery
January 2, 2017 (San Diego) - On New Year’s Day, two prominent San Diego politicians posted a wedding announcement on Twitter. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, former head of the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, married former Assemblyman and ex-mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher in Balboa Park.
The happy couple then celebrated a reception with 200 friends invited to what they thought would be a surprise birthday party for Fletcher—but instead, it was the guests who were surprised by the joyful news.
Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher tweeted, “I did say it was a surprise party, right? “
Gonzalez has been a passionate advocate for working people and immigrants. Fletcher, since leaving office, has devoted himself to veterans’ issues, including spending time over the holidays to fight for deported veterans.
Together, the two will undoubtedly be a powerhouse couple in our region.