It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my withdrawal for candidacy for the position of San Clemente City Council.
At this point in my life, I have come to the conclusion that my son Greyson takes precedence and priority above and beyond all other matters. Though I have spent a lot of time researching all issues and avenues that would benefit and help the residents and city of San Clemente, I think it is far more important that I continue to build a relationship with my son first and foremost. He is what matters to me more than anything else.
We just got back from an epic skate event up in Oregon, and we’re planning another one down the road. We work together, live together, surf together, skate together. This is my life and I love it. The time is now but, at the same time, time waits for no one. I missed out on a lot of his earlier years, so I need to be here for him now. I admit, it’s been hard trying to play catch-up, but it’s also been a blast. Trials and tribulations - and I wouldn’t trade this moment for anything.
I would like to thank everyone who has supported me along this brief political journey of mine; family, friends and especially to my loyal fans. You guys have always had my back and it really shows.
But I’ll be back. Just because I’m withdrawing now doesn’t mean my career in politics is over. Who knows what the future will hold? So, expect to see my name on the ballots two yeas from now. Christian Fletcher for San Clemente City Council 2012!
And, man, I really like how Councilman Fletcher sounds… I think it has a nice ring to it.
San Clemente, CA