Published : Monday, May 27, 2019 | 12:41 PM
Pasadena Vice Mayor and City Councilmember Tyron Hampton has officially filed a Candidate Intention Statement with the City of Pasadena City Clerk for re-election to the City Council representing District 1.
Hampton earned the seat in 2015 by beating another first-time contender, former Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells.
Previous to that victory, Hampton held a seat on the Pasadena Unified Board of Education.
Hampton grew up locally, is a product of local public schools, and joined and works at his family’s business, Pasadena Construction.
He is married to his high school (Muir) sweetheart, Tara Gomez-Hampton, Ph.D., who is an alumnus of UCLA and Caltech and together they have a preschool-aged daughter.
District 1 is home to many architectural landmarks and public institutions, including the Rose Bowl, the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, the Rose Bowl Tennis Center, Brookside Golf Course, Norton Simon Museum, and La Pintoresca Park, Library and Teen Center.
The District is bounded by Oak Grove Drive, the Arroyo Seco Channel, Colorado Boulevard, the 210 Freeway, Washington Boulevard, Los Robles Avenue, Ladera Street, Howard Street, Lake Avenue, Woodbury Road and Yucca Lane.
In a statement, Hampton said during his time as a Councilmember he has focused on quality of life issues.
He said he was “instrumental in preventing an NFL takeover of the Rose Bowl” pointed out that District 1 currently has the lowest crime rate in the City of Pasadena.
As a School Board member, Hampton said, he has successfully worked to increase cooperative support between the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Unified School District.