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Hon. Fabian Núñez

Hon. Fabian Núñez

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Fabian taps into his understanding of political, cultural, commercial, and government dynamics to ensure the best outcome for his clients, and is recognized for his unique ability to find and lead bipartisan solutions to complex public policy challenges.

Served three two-year terms as a member of the California State Assembly, the final two terms as Speaker

Authored AB 32, landmark climate change legislation that has become a blueprint for other states and the U.S. Congress in addressing environmental challenges

Oversaw an annual Assembly budget of approximately $150 million with 1,100 employees in over 103 offices statewide as Speaker

Lead negotiator on the California state budget, responsible for producing four state budgets as high as $103 billion

National Co-Chairman for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign

Serves on the Board of Directors for Zenith Insurance, the U.S. Soccer Federation, and previously served on the University of California Board of Regents from 2004 to 2008

Government Affairs Director for the Los Angeles Unified School District

Political Director for the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor from 1996 to 2000

Listed as one of 2009’s Top 100 Influential Leaders in Hispanic U.S.

Featured in Poder’s 2008 Special Edition Black Book

Named “Legislator of the Year” in 2007 by Governing Magazine

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Fabian Núñez is a partner of Mercury and the former California Assembly Speaker. He served three two-year terms as a member of the California State Assembly, his final two terms as Speaker, the 66th person to hold that position in California.

Using his influence as a national political figure, Núñez is able to tap into his understanding of political, cultural, commercial, and government dynamics to help advise and guide clients on the best strategies to employ to ensure a desired outcome.

Recognized for his unique ability to lead and find bi-partisan solutions to complex public policy challenges, Núñez was named “Legislator of the Year” in 2007 by Governing Magazine, specifically for his bi-partisan efforts with former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on transportation and infrastructure legislation.

Núñez was listed as one of 2009’s Top 100 Influential Leaders in Hispanic U.S. as well as being featured in Poder’s 2008 Special Edition Black Book.

Núñez authored AB 32, landmark climate change legislation that has become a blueprint for other states and the U.S. Congress in addressing environmental challenges.

As Speaker, he oversaw an annual Assembly budget of approximately $150 million with 1100 employees in over 103 offices statewide. He was also the Assembly’s lead negotiator for four of California’s state budgets, which ranged as high as $103 billion.

From 2000-2002, Núñez was government affairs director for the Los Angeles Unified School District. In this capacity, he tackled a broad range of education issues and secured millions of dollars in funding for school construction projects, children’s health insurance, and low-performing schools. Prior to that, from 1996 to 2000, he served as political director for the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor where he managed dozens of political campaigns.

Núñez currently serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Soccer Federation, and served on the University Of California Board Of Regents from 2004-2008. During the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, Núñez was a national co-chairman for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.