Fabián Núñez, Speaker of the California State Assembly
Mr. Fabián Núñez is the Speaker of the California State Assembly. He was elected in 2002 and sworn in as the State´s 66th Speaker on February 9, 2004.
Committed to imporving California´s business climate,
Mr. Núñez has been active in his efforts to implement
critical energy reforms and make the necessary investments in education,
infrastructure, and affordable housing. Protecting and improving education in California
is the primary goal of the Speaker. He believes that ensuring a quality education is not only good for
business, it is essential to leveling the playing field and building a state in which,
through a quality education, every child, no matter their background, can gain the skills necessary to
make dreams into reality.
This past year, Mr. Núñez authored bills to curb pollution, aid small business, help the
homeless, discourage predatory lending, improve working conditions for hotel attendants, and offer solutions
to California´s long-term energy needs. He also authored the Reliable Electric Service Act of 2004 (AB 2006).
This legislation created a clear, durable
regulatory framework to stimulate much-needed investment in new power resources
while also putting California back in charge of its energy future.
Prior to his election to the Assembly, Mr. Núñez was Government Affairs Director for the
Los Angeles Unified School District from 2000 to 2002. In this capacity, he tackled a broad
range of education issues and secured millions in funding for school construction projects,
children´s health insurance, and low-preforming schools. From 1996 to 2000, he
served as Political Director for the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
Speaker Núñez earned his Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and education
from Pitzer College in Claremont. He resides in downtown Los Angeles and has three children.