He was elected to the California State Assembly in 2002. In 2004, Fabian Núñez was sworn in as the State’s 66th Speaker. In that role, he led the effort in the development, negotiation and passage of an historic $42 billion package to improve California’s highways, roads, ports and transit systems, school modernization and construction, affordable housing, and water supply systems.
Núñez has authored bills to curb pollution, aid small business, improve working conditions, and offer solutions to California’s long-term energy needs. His proposal to reform the state’s healthcare system to provide insurance to nearly all Californians has won support from business, labor, and health sectors.
Fabian Núñez is perhaps best known for authoring AB 32, a landmark climate change legislation that has become a standard for other states and the U.S. Congress in addressing environmental challenges.
During the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, Núñez served as a national co-chairman for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Currently, Fabian Núñez serves on the U.S. Soccer Federation Board of Directors and previously served on the University of California Board of Regents.