John Hinton

Title: Mayor
Phone: 205-394-3312
John Hinton

Personal Profile

  • Married to Emalyn Savage Hinton
  • Daughter, Robin married to Sammy Ragland
  • Two sons, Brian married to Heather Hinton and Jeremy Lawson
  • Eight grandchildren, Colby Partin; Laney, Daniel, Hannah, and Hattie Hinton; Sydney and Gracie Lawson; Nick Ragland
  • Retired as Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and General Services-Tuscaloosa County Schools
  • Currently serving as Minister of Music at Northport Baptist Church


  • Dr. Hinton is a graduate of the University of Alabama-B.S., M.A., and Ed.D. in Music Education, Secondary Education, and School Administration

Areas of Interest

  • Spending time with family, particularly with grandchildren
  • Golfing
  • Alabama Sports
  • Traveling

Overall Goals

  • Meet the needs of citizens in the City of Northport
  • Assist the City with plans to expand quality retail development and residential growth
  • Assist in the enhancement of positive publicity about the City and its many resources available to the citizens

Mayor Hinton was appointed to the City Council in January 2019 after filling the original vacancy of Rodney Sullivan. He was elected to the City Council in October of 2020.

Mayor Hinton served as Council President Pro Tempore.

Mayor Hinton was sworn in as Mayor on January 3, 2023, replacing Bobby Herndon.


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