The article you’re about to read is from our reporters doing their important work — investigating, researching, and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspirational stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires lots of resources. Today, our business model has been interrupted by the pandemic; the vast majority of our advertisers’ businesses have been impacted. That’s why the SC Times is now turning to you for financial support. Learn more about our new Insider’s program here. Thank you.


In these troubled times, San Clemente needs leadership. I can provide it.

I’m Aaron Washington, and I’m running for the City Council of San Clemente this November. You know me. I currently am serving as a commissioner on the Beaches, Parks & Recreation/Coastal Advisory Commission. And I am a program manager at Gyphon Technologies in San Diego.

I served our great country for 35 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring at the rank of commander. I will give our city what it badly needs now: leadership.

The key issues I will tackle:

  • Supporting the OC sheriffs policing our city to prevent the crime plaguing other cities.
  • Solving the homeless problem.
  • Supporting small business, the heart of our local economy.
  • Getting the city budget under control by slashing wasteful spending.
  • Saving our precious coast and beaches by ending cliff erosion.
  • Getting a trauma center here so emergency patients don’t have to be hauled to distant hospitals.

I’m running a grassroots campaign. Nothing fancy. I’ll be campaigning in shopping and community centers. Please walk up and tell me your concerns for our community.

I hope you’ll help me lead San Clemente into a fantastic future.

Trustworthy, accurate and reliable local news stories are more important now than ever. Support our newsroom by making a contribution and becoming a subscribing member today.

About The Author Staff