Jackson Hinkle is an 18 year resident of San Clemente, a community leader, and an outspoken environmental activist. Now, he wants to be a voice for the people of San Clemente.
Jackson was born and raised in San Clemente California, where he graduated as a valedictorian in June of 2018 from San Clemente High School. Jackson will be attending his first two years of post-secondary education at Saddleback College and thereafter transfer to a local university in Orange County. If elected, Jackson will bring progressive solutions and a fresh voice to the City of San Clemente. His campaign values center on uniting to end homelessness, protecting the environment and coastal habitats from corporate interests, and ensuring a functioning democracy for all citizens.
Jackson is the founder of the Team Zissou Environmental Organization, which he created in an effort to connect like-minded youth from all across the world in order to address and solve the greatest environmental issues humankind is currently facing. While attending San Clemente High School, Jackson led a campaign that ended the sale of plastic water bottles at over sixty school cafeterias in Capistrano Unified School District. He also helped lead an interscholastic initiative that successfully converted six high schools and his school district’s education center to solar power.
As president of the Team Zissou Environmental Organization, Jackson was the student liaison for the 2017 Not My Toll Road Protest, and also helped organize a protest against the storage of nuclear waste at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Jackson recently attended the National Grassroots Summit on Nuclear Waste with San Clemente Green, where he worked to formulate an action plan to safely and ethically store Southern California Edison’s radioactive waste. Jackson was named one of Teen Vogue’s Top 8 Young Environmentalists of 2017 and one of Reader’s Digest’s Most Inspirational Kids of 2017 due to his success as an environmental leader.
As a member of the San Clemente City Council, Jackson will fight to end homelessness, keep all toll road routes & TCA projects out of San Clemente, abolish the Transportation Corridor Agency, ensure the safe and ethical storage of the radioactive waste at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, transition our city to a more environmentally friendly future, and work to make local government more inclusive, transparent, and accessible for all citizens.