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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.

Fletcher Tweeted, “Happy New Year! A day of new beginnings 1/1/17 will always be a special-day I married @LorenaSGonzalez I'm the luckiest guy alive! #GoFletch

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.

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Balboa Park

Congratulations to the beautiful couple! Balboa Park is one of the most beautiful wedding venues that you can find in San Diego, it's naturally so beautiful that you don't have to do much decoration. My sister did her pre-wedding photo-shoot at the Balboa Park before she got married at this pace called The Addison which she came across on this page , last month.