On Monday (November 14), we kicked off the 2022-2023 season of the Forum Speaker Series with a highly entertaining, informative, and opinionated breakdown of November’s General Election results. Watch the November Forum above.

Chamber members and guests heard views on local races and ballot measures from a panel of political insiders and experts representing different parties and perspectives. The panel also spent time at the end of the show answering a few selected questions submitted by the audience.


Brian Clem, former Oregon State Representative (D)
Amanda Dalton, lawyer-lobbyist & owner of Dalton Advocacy
Reagan Knopp, political consultant, Chief of Staff for the Oregon Senate Republican Caucus, and podcast host

In addition, the monthly Spirit of Salem Award was presented to local youth sports officiating legend John “Cheeseburger” Witherspoon. Cheeseburger was recognized for his decades of volunteerism in the community as a mentor, coach, and baseball umpire.

Thank you to our panel, everyone who attended, Salem Convention Center for hosting, and KeyBank for sponsoring this forum!

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