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Latest updates from the campaign:

Sunday, February 14, 2021 10:52 PM

During times of Covid, let’s lead with kindness

My bumper sticker will read “Lead with Kindness in 2021.” This is my commitment in both my personal life and as a community representative making political decisions. I want to keep top of mind that I should approach all with kindness, seek to listen and understand, and remain open to diverse opinions and viewpoints in order to guide my path forward. My resolution in 2021 is focused on positive thoughts for both our local community and our Nation. It is a large commitment, especially in light of all that has happened so far this year, and it is only January. However, I know the way to achieve something is to set an intention, communicate it, and hold myself accountable!

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:24 PM

Sebastopol City Council seats; second-place position close

“It was a tough race, and everybody worked hard,” Hinton said. “It’s going to be close, and it’s going to be undecided for a while, I guess.” Councilwoman Neysa Hinton and Evaristo “Evert” Fernandez, chair of the city Planning Commission, were in a tight contest for second place and a seat on the council. Each had just over 25% of the vote and were separated by only 30 votes in early returns Tuesday night. “I guess I have a reputation for not rubber-stamping issues,” Hinton said. “I don’t want to rubber-stamp things. I want to ask questions. I feel like that’s what my job is: to ask tough questions.”

Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:47 AM

Sonoma West Newspaper Q&A with city council candidate Neysa Hinton

"The great part about being an incumbent is people already know you. They know how you approach the work; they know your voting record and what you stand for.  I am a good fit on Sebastopol City Council because I practice collaboration and inclusion, not just with my colleagues, but with the entire community in Sebastopol."

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:06 PM

League of Women Voters Sebastopol Candidates Forum

In case you missed it. Take a listen to the League of Women's Voters Sebastopol Candidate forum.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:15 AM

The Sonoma County Democratic Party (SCDP) announced its endorsements of candidates in local races on Sept. 23

According to the group, the endorsements are the culmination of a two-month, rules-driven process, designed to treat everyone equally, from an incumbent to a first-time candidate for office.

In the west county, the SCDP endorsed two candidates for Sebastopol City Council, incumbent Neysa Hinton and newcomer Evert Fernandez.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:10 AM

Sebastopol Loan Program Proposed by Councilmember Neysa Hinton - Approved!

“I believe it’s going to come in perfectly timed for the companies who were either denied because [the PPP] ran out of money, or they got the cash and now it’s gone,” Hinton said. “I look at it as an investment in our small businesses. They’re who provide most of our tax revenue.” 

Friday, September 18, 2020 10:47 PM

Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition Candidate Survey responses

Sebastopol Candidates' statements

Note: Neysa Hinton is the only Sebastopol candidate who is a current member of the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition.

Friday, September 18, 2020 10:13 PM

My Vote Counts! Produced by Jason Windsor

Super cool and relevant video about why everyone needs to VOTE! Thanks for my friend and neighbor Jason Windsor for creating it! Share and spread the word #vote2020

Friday, September 18, 2020 10:07 PM

Coming Soon: League of Women Voters Sebastopol Candidate forum, Sept 29th, 6:30pm

Two local organizations, the League of Women Voters of Sonoma and Northern California Public Media, are holding a virtual forum with council candidates on Sept. 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The forum will be streamed live on both Facebook and YouTube, and candidates will be answering questions from both the League of Women Voters and those watching. Those with questions can send them to on the evening of the forum. All questions submitted become the property of the League and it may not have time to cover every question submitted.

Friday, September 18, 2020 9:48 PM

Generation Housing Sebastopol Candidate Forum on Housing

Thanks Gen Housing and the Wine Country Young Dems for hosting the forum to discuss housing in our community.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:30 PM

Incumbent Neysa Hinton has "pulled papers" for her 2nd Term in 2020

“My primary reason for seeking re-election is there is a learning curve to this job and I feel I can really begin to get things done with another four years,” said Neysa Hinton, an executive director for a senior assisted living facility. “I’ve always been an active volunteer and I view this as my community service.”

She said her business experience could be beneficial to the city during these times of very difficult city hall budgeting challenges. “I grew up here and have raised my children here. On the council, I am just one of five voices but I think I can make a difference.”

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