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Wil Hampton
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A new year brings the 2019 election cycle into full swing and today District Four Common Councilman Wil Hampton wasted little time in officially signing up to enter the race for the seat he currently holds.
“I really love representing our neighbors in District Four,” Hampton said. “I want to keep working to help shape the future of our great city.”
The Noblesville neighborhoods in this district include: parts of north 10th street, Potters Woods, Fairfield Farms, Westridge, Dove Nest, Whitcomb Ridge, Morse Pointe and South Harbour.
A proven leader, Hampton admits he likes “the grass roots part of this job” the most; “see a problem, fix it.” Hampton continued, “have a question, find an answer. I believe that’s why we sign up for this. It’s an honor to serve our community.”
Hampton, a Republican, is currently the Vice President of the 9-member council and is also the chair of the economic development committee. Other committee assignments over the first three years of his term include: finance committee, public safety, roads and parks. Hampton has also served as the council liaison for the city court and public safety, as well as the Noblesville Planning Commission.
It’s been a busy three years, accomplishments include: The Levinson downtown living/parking project, Finch Creek Fieldhouse, improved infrastructure, and new trail projects including the Little Chicago Road Trail that helped connect many west side residents to the Midland Trace.
Councilman Hampton is also very proud that crime rates have fallen, and he points directly to the establishment of the POP Unit (a specialized unit this current council helped bring to NPD in 2016) within the Noblesville Police Department as a major factor. “I will continue to work on growth and progress while protecting the hometown charm we all love,” Hampton said.
Hampton, a longtime sportscaster on television and radio with WISH-TV 8, the Indianapolis Colts and Ball State University, is currently a Client Development Specialist for The ELAM Group and 21ology, two Noblesville businesses that are housed together in the old Federal Hill School building in the heart of District Four. Hampton also continues on the administrative team for NewDay Network, an addiction recovery center. Hampton has served on the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation since 2007 and was the chairman of the Educate Noblesville PAC that led to school expansion and brought IVY Tech to Noblesville. He was also in the inaugural class of Miller Ambassadors. He is an active member of Our Lady of Grace Church where he teaches religious education.
Hampton has also coached youth sports since 1999 for CYO, Noblesville Youth Baseball, Noblesville Babe Ruth and Noblesville Boys and Girls Club. His wife of 31 years, Becky, is OLG’s Coordinator of Elementary Religious Education. They have three children; John, Will and Maggie, all Noblesville High School graduates.
Hampton can be reached at whampton5@gmail.com and is excited to hear from anyone who has questions or wants to get involved with his 2019 campaign. The primary election is May 7, 2019.