Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD) Video Recordings

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Video recording of the “Sin Fronteras - Educating Beyond Borders" capstone address by the Hon. Fabian Nuñez.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Mercury is a bipartisan high-stakes public strategy firm, providing results for the world’s most successful companies, leading advocacy groups, governments, political parties, NGOs, and prominent public and political figures.


  • Featured Speaker: Hon. Fabian Nuñez, Partner at Mercury & 66th Speaker of the California State Assembly