Jon-Pierre Mitchom, a candidate for the 7th Ward Alderman position in St. Louis, reveals his life and political plans on the Freeman Bosley Jr. Show on Hallelujah 1600 AM by iHeartMEDIA. Hear and watch entire interview on YouTube
Jon-Pierre Mitchom began the interview by saying, “I am running for the 7th Ward. I grew up in the Tiffany neighborhood, right there in South City. I am originally from East St. Louis. We moved over here when I was about in 2nd grade. I went on to go to school at the University of Illinois Chicago; I played ball there.”
Bosley asked, “Were you any good?”
JP Mitchom said, ” Well, when I graduated high school I was one of the top five players in the state.
Bosley: “What high school was that?”
JP Mitchom: “I went to Ladue High School, but I played ball for the St. Louis Eagles.
Bosley: “So tell people why they should elect you.”
JP Mitchom: I have been doing a lot of work in the community for a number of years. When I got my degree in psychology, I went over and played professionally overseas in the Eastern European country of Bosnia for about nine months and was, probably, the only black person in the city. So when we talk about our foreign born population and the things that we are trying to do as a city to help that transition, I know what it’s like to live in a foreign country and have that language barrier. Watch entire interview on YouTube