By Jackson Hinkle
My name is Jackson Hinkle, and I am running for San Clemente City Council. As the only candidate born and raised in San Clemente, I have a deep understanding of what it takes to preserve and protect our Spanish Village by the Sea. I understand that residents do not want reckless overdevelopment in our beautiful beach town, and I will fight to ensure that outside interests never have a voice on Council.
The powerful outside special interests throughout Orange County who seek to divide our community do not want me serving on our city council. They know that my opinions cannot be bought—that scares them. I am proud to say that my campaign (unlike some of my fellow candidates) is not accepting campaign contributions or support from the TCA, their consultants, or any reckless out-of-town developers—instead, we are funded by working families throughout San Clemente and represent the needs of San Clemente residents. I am humbled to be endorsed by the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association, former San Clemente Mayors Chris Hamm and Bob Baker, San Clemente Green, and countless residents, local business leaders and community organizations.
My valuable experience serving as a public advocate makes me the best candidate to represent San Clemente, especially in the fight against the TCA and their disastrous toll road plans, the removal of nuclear waste, and in demanding the County fund a regional solution to the homelessness crisis they created. Now is the time to bring back a hospital with emergency medical services, protect residents from increasing electrical utility rates, and commit to keeping our community safe and secure by bringing back our own San Clemente Police Department. As Councilman, I will bring fiscal responsibility to our local government, preserve San Clemente’s rich cultural history, and make our town a welcoming home for small businesses and working families alike.
I have represented our community on a national level, briefing the United States Congress on the removal of nuclear waste from San Onofre. I served as a lead organizer in the 2017 No Toll Road protest, helped lead an initiative that saved our local school district millions of taxpayer dollars in energy costs, and co-founded a coalition aimed at lowering energy rates locally.
I look forward to discussing the day-to-day concerns of every individual in our community, whether we meet at a downtown business, at a city council meeting, out surfing, or on your front porch. I ask for your support of my campaign to serve as your next San Clemente City Councilmember.
As your Councilman, I will bring our community together to preserve and protect San Clemente, and ensure that residents always have a voice on City Council.
Be sure to register to vote at your current address and cast your ballot for me, Jackson Hinkle, in the November 5th vote-by-mail Special Election. For more information, free yard signs, and volunteer opportunities, please visit: www.jacksonhinkle.org.