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November 8, 2016 —California General Election

Sonoma County — ” Lynda Hopkins, Candidate for Supervisor, Supervisorial District 5

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Lynda Hopkins

Organic Farmer/Businesswoman
23,259 votes (54.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Providing affordable housing opportunities will be one of Lynda's top priorities. As a young mother, Lynda knows how important it is for families, workers and seniors to be able to find an affordable place to live.
  • ROAD REPAIR & INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS: Lynda will ensure road repair and improvements are one of the County's top budget priorities on the Board of Supervisors.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL, OPEN SPACE & COASTAL PROTECTIONS: Lynda is a lifelong environmentalist. As an organic farmer, she's carefully cared for our land, and on the Board of Supervisors, she'll always put the health of the land and community first.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Organic Farmer - Small Business Owner - Former Newspaper Journalist - Mother
Organic Farmer/Small Business Owner, Foggy River Farm (2008–current)

Education

Stanford University Bachelor's of Science, Coastal Land Use and Creative Writing (Double Major) (2007)
Stanford University Master's, Land Use Policy (2007)

Biography

Lynda Hopkins, an organic farmer, small business owner, mother, former community journalist with Sonoma West Publishers and graduate of Stanford University (Bachelor’s Degree in Coastal Land Use & a Master’s Degree in Land Use Policy) is ready to work with the residents of the Fifth District to improve our community.

After graduating from Stanford, Lynda and her husband Emmett moved to the Russian River Valley to farm vegetables on the family property where he grew up. They got married, started a family, and began searching for a special place where they could live near the fields and raise their daughters. Lynda and Emmett found that special home just down the road from the farm, in the small town of Forestville.

As the owner of Foggy River Farm in the Russian River Valley, Lynda has worked with her husband to grow their small business to supply fresh, locally-grown organic produce to farmers markets throughout Sonoma County, including the Sebastopol Farmers’ Market and West End Farmers’ Market. The farm’s mission is to “grow food that is good for our souls, our bodies, and the land.” 

Lynda has served the community as:

  • Executive Director, Sonoma County Farm Trails
  • Community Journalist, Sonoma West Publishers
  • Board Secretary & Farm Partner, Farm to Pantry
  • Member, Leadership Circle of Community Alliance with Family Farmers (North Coast Chapter)

 

Lynda is committed to a collaborative partnership with local residents to address important economic, environmental, social justice and other quality-of-life issues as a member of the Board of Supervisors.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • The Press Democrat: read their editorial: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/5613117-181/pd-editorial-lynda-hopkins-fo
  • For a full list of endorsements, visit: http://www.lyndaforsupervisor.com/supporters.php

Organizations (4)

  • The Press Democrat
  • Sonoma County Farm Bureau
  • Sonoma County Alliance
  • North Bay Leadership Council

Elected Officials (5)

  • Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore
  • Santa Rosa Mayor John Sawyer
  • Sonoma County Board of Education Trustee Herman G. Hernandez
  • Russian River Fire Protection Board Member Mark Emmett
  • Russian River Fire Protection Board Members Kyle O'Connor

Individuals (5)

  • Jack Piccinini, Sebastopol Resident and Firefighter for 40 Years
  • John Lowry, Graton Resident, Affordable Housing Expert and former Executive Director of Burbank Housing
  • Chris Brokate, Community Advocate
  • Carmen Snyder, Occidental Resident and Executive Director of Sonoma County Farm Trails
  • Keary Sorenson, Guerneville Resident and Longtime Beach Clean-Up Volunteer/Coastal Advocate

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