May 22, 2019

SAN DIEGO — Supervisor Nathan Fletcher announced today his endorsement of Escondido Councilmember Olga Diaz for San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Third District.

Supervisor Fletcher stated, “Olga Diaz is a trailblazer and the progressive leader we need on the County Board of Supervisors. I have worked closely with her for over a decade and know she has the values, commitment and governing experience needed to drive change at the County. She has my full support.”

The daughter of immigrants, Olga Diaz represents the essence of the American Dream. She was the first in her family to attend college, graduating from Santa Clara University and earning a Master Degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University. In 2008, she became the first Latina ever elected to the Escondido City Council. She has been a tireless advocate for the voiceless in a city once rated one of the most conservative cities in the nation. Olga successfully fought for neighborhoods, open space, parks and libraries and public workers. An environmentalist, Olga served on the California Coastal Commission and has been a leading voice for sustainability and protecting open space. She currently serves as the Dean of the Counseling Division at Palomar College. If elected, she would be the first woman of color to serve on the County Board of Supervisors in the history of San Diego County. Olga and her husband reside in Escondido with their four children.

Supervisor Fletcher’s endorsement adds to the growing support for Olga. Her campaign has been endorsed by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath, Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear, Carlsbad City Councilmember Cori Schumacher, Escondido Deputy Mayor Consuelo Martinez, amongst others.

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