2 Local Pols Tie the Knot

Two San Diego-based politicians married and posted their wedding photo on social media Sunday.

California Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D) 80th District has changed her name to Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher on her Twitter account.

According to a Facebook post, the lawmaker wed former Assemblymember and San Diego mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion on January 1.

"New Year’s Day is the start of a new year. Fresh beginnings and new starts," Fletcher wrote along with the photo.

The couple announced they were dating in September 2015.

The Los Angeles Times reports the couple arranged for a party Sunday night that was initially supposed to celebrate Fletcher's recent 40th birthday. Instead, the paper reported, the bash would celebrate the nuptials.

The first woman to be elected CEO and Secretary-Treasurer for the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Gonzalez was elected to the Assembly in 2013. 

Fletcher served as a Republican in the Assembly for four years beginning in 2008. He earned headlines for switching from the GOP to Independent during his run for mayor and then switched his political affiliation to Democrat.

He and his wife of 11 years separated in late 2014 and filed for divorce in January 2015.

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