Dawn Watson has joined the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians as a legislative consultant this session working with Claudia Kamas. Dawn most recently was the government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, which is the advocacy arm of the cancer society. Before that, she spent four years on House nonpartisan staff working as a research analyst and committee staff. Prior to that, Dawn was a newspaper reporter covering a wide array of topics such as education, city government, health, education, agriculture, rural issues and the legislature.
Dawn grew up on a farm just outside of Arnett, which is Ellis County, attended Oklahoma State University and lived in Enid after college before moving to Yukon almost 12 years ago. She now lives in Yukon with her 11-year-old daughter, Ellie, and is very much looking forward to continuing to work toward making Oklahoma a healthier and better place to live.