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Lorena Gonzalez


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Date Party Office Votes Result
05-21-2013 Democratic AD-80 18125 Win
11-04-2014 Democratic AD-80 43362 Win
11-08-2016 Democratic AD-80 108655 Win
11-06-2018 Democratic AD-80 82621 Win
11-03-2020 Democratic AD-80 121661 Win

Candidate Biography:

Lorena Sofia Gonzalez Fletcher
Born: September 16, 1971 in Oceanside, CA
Married: Nathan Fletcher (m. 2017)
Children: Tierra and Antonio

2000-2006: Senior Advisor, Lieutenant Governor Cruz M. Bustamante
2000-2006: Alternate Member (Lt. Gov), State Lands Commission
2006: Special Election for San Diego City Council (Lost)
2006-2013: Secretary/Treasurer, San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Federation
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2022: Resigned from the State Assembly on January 3.
2022-Present: Executive Secretary Treasurer, California Labor Federation

  • Wallyworld: As a result of her work organizing unions, Walmart has permanently banned Gonzalez Fletcher from all their stores. During her time as a legislator, the letter announcing her lifetime ban was kept framed in her office.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 1024 (2013) which permits immigrants in the United States illegally to become licensed attorneys in California. (Chapt. 573, Stats of 2013)
  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 5 (2019) which redefined California law in terms of defining a person providing services for compensation an employee (rather than an independent contractor) unless the employer demonstrates that the person is 1) free from the control and direction of the employer in connection with the performance of the work, 2) the person performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business, and 3) the person is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation or business. (Chapt. 296, Stats of 2019)
  • NAMING CONVENTION: Shortly after her wedding in January 2017, Gonzalez changed her website and correspondence to use the name "Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher" which continued until some point in November 2018, when she switched back to using Lorena Gonzalez.