John Hamon, Paso Robles councilman, to launch county supervisor campaign

John Hamon
John Hamon jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

John Hamon will officially kick off his campaign for the 1st District San Luis Obispo County supervisor seat at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Paso Robles Children’s Museum at 623 13th St.

Hamon, a Paso Robles city councilman, is among four candidates vying to succeed Supervisor Frank Mecham, who announced in March that he wouldn’t seek re-election in 2016. In April, Hamon was the first person to declare his candidacy for the seat, which represents Paso Robles and much of the North County. Others who have since announced their candidacy are Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin, San Miguel Community Services District Director Anthony Kalvans and Dale Gustin of Paso Robles.

“My priority is for the North County to continue its strong voice of leadership in county government,” Hamon said in a statement. “The 1st District deserves common-sense solutions, something I always strive to provide.”

Hamon is a 1976 Cal Poly graduate and a general and specialty contractor. He worked with the Paso Robles Volunteer Fire Department in 1985, where he served for 19 years. That building is currently home to the children’s museum.

Hamon was elected to the Paso Robles City Council in 2006.