Robbie Hinkel

Robbie Hinkel

Dover City Council, Ward 2, NH

Robbie is a first-time candidate running for Dover's Ward 2 City Council seat to fight for an affordable, resilient and inclusive city for all. Having faced housing insecurity, familial substance use and mental health issues, and discrimination for being gay, Robbie is no stranger to overcoming adversity. Graduating college during the 2008 Great Recession, he also knows what it's like to work multiple jobs to make ends meet, and is all too familiar with the challenge of managing student loan debt. He credits the compassion of his community with getting him through these challenges, and now feels called to pay it forward through public service.

With Dover facing many of the same critical issues such as affordable housing, access to mental health and substance use recovery services, funding quality public education, and building climate resilience, Robbie believes the best way to overcome these issues is with empathy for the lived experiences of our neighbors, and by bringing together the diverse perspectives, skills and talents of all members of our community to develop solutions.

Robbie is a business analyst in software development by trade, with a focus on customer experience. He has a passion for mental health and was recently certified in peer support services. He advocates for the LGBTQ+ community as an At-Large Delegate to the New Hampshire Stonewall Democrats, and serves as Treasurer and Fundraising Chair for the Dover Democratic Committee.