BREAKING NEWS: The City of Menifee is mourning the news of the passing of beloved, and respected Honorable Mayor Neil Winter. Winter, 65, passed away late Saturday evening (May 19, 2018).
Out of respect for the family, and as more details are released, the City will be issuing a full statement in the coming days.
Born in Lynwood CA but grew up all over the country in places as far north as Minot North Dakota, diverse areas like Little Rock Arkansas, Oklahoma City, Raytown Missouri, Springfield Illinois, and Colorado Springs Colorado to name a few. We finally made it back to California for my high school and college years. Graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Political Science but went into teaching and coaching before going into the corporate world with Pitney Bowes back in 1982. Did the corporate relocation game moving up and down the California Coast as well as Chicago where I made it back to California once again moving to Laguna Niguel where we lived for 10 years. In 2005 we saw the boom in Orange County housing costs and took advantage to “cash out” and move to Menifee. Finally after thirty two years with Pitney I retired and realized I may have pulled the trigger too soon. It took me 46 years to go back to my college roots and jumped into the world of politics bringing me to the Menifee Mayoral position.
Married for 38 years to my wife Debby with two grown children and two grandkids, we have made many friends and connections making Menifee our home and hometown!