“Nathan, a former state assemblyman, has a remarkable record of unprecedented accomplishment working with the life sciences industry,” said Joe Panetta, president and CEO of Biocom. “He offers positive ideas on how he can champion the life sciences industry and enhance its robust economic impact, and we support his vision for the county.”
Biocom noted that as an Assemblyman, Fletcher was instrumental in getting single sales factor apportionment of California’s business income tax enacted into law. This change particularly benefited California”s innovative technology and life sciences sectors.
“A well-functioning, business-conscious San Diego County Board of Supervisors is critical to the life sciences industry, as the board serves a vital function overseeing local environmental and air quality standards, which impact our industry,” Panetta added in announcing the endorsement.
Fletcher faces Republican Bonnie Dumanis, the former District Attorney, in the November general election.
Biocom, which is headquartered in San Diego, supports biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, genomics and diagnostics companies, as well as to research universities and institutes, clinical research organizations, investors and service providers.
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