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JAKE RYBCZYK, San Clemente
My understanding of our community expanded immensely over the course of my 2018 campaign for San Clemente City Council. It’s clear our community believes in the values of freedom and safety and will come together in the face of reckless groups that stand to see San Clemente fail.
I trust that after this upcoming special election, San Clemente families will have a true champion and the best voice on city council through Jackson Hinkle. It’s time SC had the unbought, local- and people-powered city hall that we deserve. Jackson brings all of that, with the experience, leadership and energy to get things done.
Hinkle is unbought by developers and reckless out-of-town interests. His campaign is 100% volunteer-led, and he is taking no corporate or developer money. When this campaign wins, it will be an example of what we can accomplish when everyday people come together.
Jackson brings valuable experience to council. He was a lead organizer of the Not My Toll Road protest in 2017, he was a founding member of a coalition leading the fight for lower local energy rates, and he has briefed Congress on the storage of nuclear waste at San Onofre.
It is his local experience as an organizer that makes me believe in him to stop the Transportation Corridor Agencies’ disastrous toll road plans, ensure the safe removal of nuclear waste from San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and restore public safety by addressing the homelessness crisis.
Not to mention, Jackson is the only candidate in this election who was born and raised in San Clemente. He has watched our open spaces turn into a mall, witnessed our only hospital turn into an empty building and has seen an increasing number of mom-and-pop shops being replaced by faceless chains.
He is a local public advocate who has attended our schools, surfed our beaches and now is stepping up in our community to challenge the forces that seek to destroy our Spanish Village by the Sea.
Check your mail for your ballot and vote Jackson Hinkle for San Clemente City Council by Nov. 5.