JoBeth Hamon is a 2019 candidate for Oklahoma City Ward 6, a nonpartisan race. She is seeking the endorsement of Our Revolution Oklahoma. The Ward 6 seat is open, as current councilor Meg Salyer is not seeking re-election. The election is Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
Bio from campaign website (captured 12/14/2018):
With deep familial roots in Oklahoma, JoBeth Hamon believes in the power of community and connection to create positive change. She graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University, where she received her degree in Family & Community Services. During her time in Shawnee, JoBeth got to experience firsthand the power of community while she helped establish a community garden and while also volunteering twice a week at a meal program for local children.
After graduating, JoBeth decided to continue exploring public service and joined the Episcopal Service Corps in Chicago, IL. The Episcopal Service Corps offers opportunities for young adults to serve communities through their volunteer work and develop leadership skills through involvement in public service. During her time in Chicago, JoBeth cultivated her passion for service while working at a shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness and advocating for hunger relief with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Through this work JoBeth came to understand and embrace the importance of government advocacy at all levels, as well as the importance of individual service in her local community.
As a dedicated and passionate public servant, JoBeth fights for the betterment of her local community. Currently, JoBeth works in downtown Oklahoma City at Mental Health Association of Oklahoma as the Education Coordinator where she coordinates the Zarrow Mental Health Symposium, a top rated conference that provides cutting edge mental health education to Oklahomans. Additionally, she facilitates multiple suicide prevention training programs for community groups across the City.
Today, JoBeth lives in downtown Oklahoma City with her partner Marty and their dog DJ. She lives without a car, choosing to navigate the city solely on her bike and the city’s EMBARK bus system. She also volunteers for and serves on the board for CommonWealth Urban Farms, a local urban farm dedicated to sustainability and providing alternative uses for empty lots in Oklahoma City. In her spare time JoBeth enjoys reading, cross-stitching, and spending time with her family and friends.