John Hamon was born on July 27, 1954 and is a fourth generation Central Coast son, husband, father, grandfather, building contractor and businessman who was originally raised in Lompoc, California.
The Hamon Family has a rich history on the Central Coast beginning with John's Portuguese great-grandfather who immigrated to San Luis Obispo in the 1890's from the Azores to work on the Cuesta Grade train tunnels. John graduated from Lompoc High School and attended Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. While at Cal Poly, he met and married Marjorie Triol in 1975 who was studying Industrial Engineering and had grown up in Paso Robles.
In 1976 John graduated from Cal Poly's School of Industrial Technology with a Bachelors of Arts Degree. Upon graduation from Cal Poly, John and Marjorie made their home in Paso Robles. John earned his general contractors and pilots license in 1978 and bought his in-laws, Tom and Bettie Triol, family overhead garage door business.
John and Marjorie have two children - a daughter Jessica and son John the III. The Hamon family worships at St. Rose Catholic Church where they serve as Ministers of the Eucharist and Music. John quickly embraced Paso Robles, becoming an active volunteer in many community organizations.
John was first elected to the Paso Robles City Council in 2006, acted as Mayor Pro Tempore in 2022 and 2023 and was appointed by Council in 2023 to fulfill the mayoral vacancy left by the death of Mayor Steve Martin.
He continues to serve on numerous City and County boards and commissions that are both public and private. John volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America - Paso Robles Troop 60 (an Eagle Scout himself); has served as a Board Member on the Chamber of Commerce, and Paso Robles Children’s Museum; was a member of the Paso Robles Volunteer Fire Department attaining the rank of Captain; he chaired the Paso Robles City Planning Commission and is a current member and past President of the Rotary Club of Paso Robles.
In their free time, John and Marjorie enjoy traveling and flying their aircraft to interesting places in America, and enjoy spending time with their family, grandchildren and friends.