What Should You do with Your Ballot?
Mail in your ballot by Tuesday, November 8 by 8:00 pm or deliver it to a ballot drop site.
Salem Chamber Candidate Questionnaire & Endorsement Statements — 2022 General Election
The Salem Chamber asked candidates, both democrats and republicans, running for elected office five key questions about their candidacy and their legislative priorities. Read the candidates’ responses to learn more about them and their ideas to better inform yourself before voting this November.
The Salem Chamber has officially endorsed 10 candidates for this general election. Read our Endorsed Candidate Statements to learn more about them and why voters should elect them to leadership positions in local and state government this November.
Why is voting important?
Communities depend on strong economies in order to thrive, and strong economies are built by healthy businesses. It is important that policymakers understand the impact legislation has on the business community so that policy encourages economic growth.
Having a healthy business community encourages other businesses to locate in the mid-Willamette Valley, making our region more vibrant and creating a higher quality of life.
What advocacy means to you and your business
The Salem Chamber advocates for business-friendly legislation at the local and state levels of government. We monitor public policy issues so you can focus on your business, not government regulation.
How you can get involved in our advocacy efforts
- Public Policy Sessions – Held the first Thursday of the month, these sessions are the place to learn about public policy issues that matter to your business and the community. View upcoming Public Policy Sessions
- Sign up for the Advocacy Update – This email sends reminders for Public Policy Session dates and topics, as well as recaps of sessions.
- Mobilization Team – If you would like to share your story with policy-makers, let us know. As we monitor issues during the legislative session, we will contact you when your voice is needed, and you may have the opportunity to offer testimony in person or email your perspective to a legislative committee.
- Leadership – Looking to take your leadership to the next level? The City of Salem has opportunities to serve on boards, committees, and commissions. View available opportunities