In his profile on the San Clemente city Web page, Councilman Bob Baker says, "I'm entering City Council with an open…More mind and an eye towards preserving the quality of life in this little town of ours."
Baker is a graduate of the Leadership San Clemente program, a program established by the city to teach residents about the ins and outs of city government. Baker said he's also been a leader in the movement to save open space in town.
For the last 30 years, Baker was a captain and pilot with American Airlines. He said he has flown over 15,000 hours.
Baker graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1970 and served in the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator for seven years.