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ROSS AIMER, San Clemente

With the accuracy of a malignant tumor and precision of the COVID-19 virus, Gene James slipped into our unsuspecting community and infected our peaceful, quaint town.

We either didn’t hear the warnings or see the caution lights flashing when a few folks who knew of his intentions and background spoke out.

Now we see the dangers of this infection spreading within our city hall and perhaps beyond.

I hope and pray our electorate remembers this grave hazard to our society and swiftly deals with it at the ballot box.

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