Supervisor Nathan Fletcher unanimously nominated Chair of the Board for second consecutive year
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Supervisor Nathan Fletcher has been unanimously nominated Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for the second consecutive year.
Both Republican Supervisors, Jim Desmond and Joel Anderson voted to re-nominate Fletcher as Chair.
Fletcher’s nomination as Chair makes him the first person to serve two consecutive years in over four decades. Until now, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors has rotated Chair on an annual basis, but that typical decades long rotation has been broken.
It is unclear why the Board broke the typical rotation, or why the two Republicans voted to nominate Fletcher after criticizing him over his COVID-19 policies over the last two years.
During brief remarks made after the vote, Chair Fletcher said,
“I want to thank my colleagues for again selecting me to serve as Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors…and I want to thank the people of San Diego County for your trust and your toughness through challenging times.”
The Board also voted unanimously for Nora Vargas as vice-chairwoman and Terra Lawson-Remer as chair pro-tempore.
The vote also marked the second year in the row for Vargas in her leadership positions. Lawson-Remer replaces Joel Anderson as chair pro- tempore.
Originally, Anderson was nominated to serve as chair pro-tempore, but proposed that Lawson-Remer take over.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting was streamed live on their YouTube channel, which you can watch below:
Supervisor Fletcher touted his nomination which broke the norm via Twitter immediately after he was unanimously nominated.
According to the San Diego County website, Lucille Moore served as Chair three consecutive years from 1977 through 1979. Supervisor’s Fletcher’s original tweet (below) stated 70 years, but has since been deleted.
Mayor Todd Gloria also congratulated Fletcher for being nominated Chair.