"As a candidate, Hopkins promised a break from the factionalism that defined local politics in Sonoma County for so long. She also promised to create new avenues for 5th District residents to influence county policy...As a county supervisor, Hopkins has kept her word...Outside Sebastopol and a portion of west Santa Rosa, the 5th District is entirely unincorporated territory, governed by the Board of Supervisors. The district has pockets of high unemployment, aging infrastructure and conflicting views about winery events, vacation rentals and marijuana farming that demand leadership from the local supervisor. Lynda Hopkins is providing that leadership, and The Press Democrat recommends her for reelection in the 5th District."
COMMUNITY GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS
I am running for West County Supervisor because I believe we need a new voice in local government. We need new approaches to solving old problems; we need to work together on community-based solutions; we need to increase governmental transparency and engagement.
My goal is to listen to as many residents as possible about issues important to you and our Fifth District community.
I'm passionate about representing all of the people in the District, and believe strongly that everyone deserves to be heard.