The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors proudly extends its endorsements to the candidates listed below:

  • Mayor, City of Salem – Julie Hoy
  • Councilor, Ward 3 – Shane Matthews
  • Councilor, Ward 7 – Vanessa Nordyke

In the landscape of our local governance, Salem is fortunate to have dedicated individuals stepping forward to serve their community. The caliber of candidates contending for mayoral and city councilor positions is truly commendable.

We express our sincere appreciation to all candidates who actively engaged in our February Business Advocacy Panel and completed our candidate questionnaire. Your participation underscores the importance of collaborative dialogue between the business sector and our elected officials.

Our endorsements are given to candidates who have showcased unwavering dedication to fostering a healthy business environment. By advocating for policies that prioritize economic growth and entrepreneurship, these candidates align with our vision of making Salem a place where businesses prosper so entire communities may thrive.

We encourage all members of the community to support these endorsed candidates who are committed to advancing the interests of our business community and contributing to the prosperity of Salem as a whole.

Tom Hoffert
Chief Executive Officer
Salem Area Chamber of Commerce

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