Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan is the Managing Editor of the Sonoma Independent and the COO of the Sonoma Independent's parent organization, Progressive Source Communications. He writes stories on climate, elections, housing, and local news. Tim joined Progressive Source Communications in early 2019 as an outreach coordinator working on the Candidates Video Debate project. He has worked on many of Progressive Source’s projects, including managing marketing for the Inform Your Vote project, which covered the New York City Mayoral election of 2021. Currently, in addition to day to day operations, he often serves as an account or project manager for Progressive Source projects, such as the recent Portola Wood Stove Changeout Campaign and the California Air Resources Board, Fundamentals of Air Quality Series. In 2017, he graduated with honors from Cal Poly Humboldt, earning a bachelor’s degree in sociocultural anthropology with a minor in psychology. As an undergraduate, he received institutional approval and grant funding to conduct ethnographic research on the 2016 presidential election, later presenting this research at symposia. He was a founding member of the Humboldt County Ethnographic Archive, which is now permanently housed on campus. Before joining Progressive Source, Tim worked in social services for the county Department of Health and Human Services in Humboldt County, CA. He was also an assistant field manager for the local environmental political action committee, Sonoma County Conservation Action. He is passionate about social equity, labor, and environmental issues.

Housing Groups Join 3,000 Petitioners Urging Supervisors to End Permit Sonoma’s Eviction War on the Poor Housing rights campaign for renters of trailers & tiny homes now supported by Homeless Action, Legal Aid, Tenants Union & Rabbitt opponent Blake Hooper

Posted by - February 4, 2022
On January 25, during a Sonoma County’s Board of Supervisors meeting to set the legislative agenda for 2022,  a growing group of housing activists and representatives from local civic groups…
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Future of Democracy Video Debate Platform Debuts in Georgia and Indiana for Pandemic Era Elections Easy to access and share minute long videos of every candidate answering every debate question may be best solution ever for getting money out of politics

Posted by - May 29, 2020
The coronavirus struck during the beginning of the primary election season and political debates were among the first events affected. Many debates were cancelled, while other important congressional debates are…
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