Menifee: Popular Mayor Neil Winter Dies Saturday Night of a Heart Attack


Winters was Known around Menifee as the “People’s Mayor” and was Beloved, and Respected by the Community

Firefighters rushed to the home of Menifee Mayor Neil Winter Saturday night. The first responders found him in full cardiac arrest, and he passed away at the scene. The city of Menifee is mourning at the unexpected loss of this popular Mayor.

Winters was known around Menifee as the “People’s Mayor”. He was elected as the city’s mayor following a grassroots campaign in 2016. Winter was a retiree who made it a mission to devote all his time to the city.

Winter was a retired software executive and teacher. He was a resident of the Menifee since 2005 and was elected to the Menifee City Council in 2015.

Menifee Third District Councilwoman Lesa Sobek is the city’s Mayor Pro Tem, and will take on mayoral responsibilities.

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