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2014 San Clemente City Council

from left: Bob Baker, Lori Donchak, Mayor Tim Brown, Jim Evert and Mayor Pro Tem Chris Hamm.

Tim Brown
Term Expires: November 2014
Contact Me: Phone: 949 361-8322

Tim Brown is a thirteen-year resident of San Clemente is currently serving as Mayor and has been on City Council for over 3 years.

As the VP of International Development for Lease Advisors, Tim has 14 years' experience in the wireless telecommunications industry in various functions in business development, finance and operations. Having graduated from Arizona State University with degrees in Political Science and English, Tim has also completed the Leadership San Clemente course in 2008. He was also selected to be a member of the General Plan Advisory Committee consulting on the update of San Clemente's General Plan. Tim has also represented Council on the City's Economic Development Committee, Coastal Animal Services Authority and Southern California Association of Governments, Safety/Quiet Zone initiatives and is the City Liaison to Camp Pendleton.

A former Eagle Scout, he remains active in Scouting, serving as a Unit Commissioner for Troop 438, and is the Friends of Scouting Chair for the El Camino Real District.

Born and raised in Arizona with 10 brothers and sisters, Tim moved to San Clemente after he married Heather Ballard Brown almost 13 years ago. Together, they have four daughters, Skylar (14), Kennedy (10), Phoenix (7) and Deveraux (6). He is deeply grateful to live in such a beautiful place and share it with so many good people who reside in San Clemente. Every day, Tim remains focused on finding ways to make San Clemente better by recognizing its unique history, preserving the village character and enjoying its undeniable charm.

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Chris Hamm
Mayor Pro Tem
Term Expires:
November 2016
Contact Me: Phone: 949 361-8322

As a member of the Forster family, Chris Hamm’s ancestors have resided in San Clemente for generations. At a very early age, Chris realized that San Clementeans live in a very special place and he committed himself to protecting our community’s unique beach atmosphere for future generations.

In addition to his office as a member of the San Clemente City Council, Chris’ civic commitment is demonstrated through his service as a firefighter with the Orange County Fire Authority (stationed in Talega) and his planning of numerous events to benefit local charities. Chris also helped to define San Clemente’s vision for the future as a member of the City’s General Plan Advisory Committee. In his spare time, Chris volunteers for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).

Chris represents the City Council as its representative to Nine South County Water Agencies, the Sand Replenishment Project, and as its alternate representative to the Coastal Animal Services Authority (CASA) Board of Directors.

Chris looks forward to helping to guide San Clemente’s future so that it may remain the best beach town in which to live, work and play.

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Robert "Bob" Baker
Term Expires: November 2016
Contact Me: Phone: 949 361-8322

I entered the City Council with an open mind and an eye towards preserving the quality of life in this little town of ours. I’m a graduate of the "Leadership San Clemente" program and am proud to have been a leader in the “Save San Clemente Open Space” movement.

For the last 30 years, I’ve been a Commercial Airline Pilot and Captain with American Airlines. I have flown over 15,000 hours and enjoyed the challenge and the reward of helping others. I graduated from the US Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1970 and served in the US Navy as a Naval Aviator for seven years.

My wife, Pam and I are 20-year residents of San Clemente. Our children graduated from San Clemente High School. Over the years we’ve been active in a variety of organizations including: Indian Guides, Boys & Girls Club, Wrestling and Tennis. I am a firm believer in shopping with local merchants whenever possible. As residents, this financial support helps maintain a vibrant and local flavor in our community.

My hobbies are golf, bodyboarding and surfing (novice division).

Fun fact about me: I flew the Los Angeles Lakers charter airplane from Los Angeles to San Antonio during Shaquille O’Neal’s first year with the team.

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Jim Evert
Term Expires: November 2014
Contact Me: Phone: 949 361-8322

Jim Evert has been a resident of San Clemente for the last 15 years. A graduate of Syracuse University, he retired after 40 years as a high tech executive at IBM and as CEO of a publicly traded company.

Jim’s community involvement started early as an Eagle Scout and continued through High School and SU. He continued service in LaGrange, N.Y. through Rotary and served for 15 years on the City Council and Planning Board. Since coming to San Clemente he has become very involved in the community. Active in the Sunrise Rotary as a Past President, he has also chaired the Rotary’s charity golf tournaments for Laura’s House; he chaired the annual holiday toy and food drive in support of Marine families and FAM; and, he coordinated beach cleanups. In addition, he has served on the Ocean Institute Board and currently on the Finance Committee and sponsored “adopt a classes” taking kids from Las Palmas School on the Ocean Institute’s RV explorer.

He has served on the San Clemente Friends of the Library Board (3 years as president), actively working on the library expansion project; currently serves on the Cabrillo Playhouse Board of Directors; and is active in the San Clemente Art Community supporting his talented wife. He is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Business Council and Legislative Council.

On the San Clemente City Council and as Mayor (in addition to the normal city business and issues) he is focusing on developing an Economic Development strategy to improve the business environment for San Clemente and is working on forming a local Sports Hall of Fame to recognize home grown athletes.

Jim and Sharyn (a local artist) are active members of the Rancho San Clemente Tennis Club. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren who reside on the East Coast. Click Here to Email Jim Evert

Lori Donchak
Term Expires: November 2014
Contact Me: Phone: 949 361-8322

Lori Donchak is dedicated to the fiscally responsible, carefully managed growth of San Clemente . Anticipating needs of future generations is essential to our city’s prosperity and sense of community so unique to San Clemente.

Lori is committed to solving transportation needs in and around San Clemente. She represents District 5 on the board of the Orange County Transportation Authority. She founded the San Clemente Traffic Taskforce and serves on the railroad Safety/Quiet zone taskforce. On behalf of San Clemente, she is CUSD Liaison and city representative for the Orange County Library. She was appointed to the CA Joint Powers Insurance Authority Executive Board in 2013.

Lori graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Linguistics and Education. She received an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management and enjoyed a 20 year career as a business executive in the communications industry. Most recently, she retired from St. Margaret’s Episcopal School where she taught middle school English.

Lori, husband Andrew, and two children have lived in San Clemente since 1999 and are active volunteers around town.

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The above Councilmembers are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's Department. Mark Taylor, City Treasurer, is also an elected officer identified in Government Code Section 87200. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by these officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's Department is 100 Avenida Presidio, San Clemente, California 92672. The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at

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