Chris Hoy — Our Candidate for the Salem City Council in Ward 6
Progressive Salem is proud to endorse Chris Hoy in the May 14th Special Election to fill the Salem City Council seat vacated by the resignation of Daniel Benjamin.
Chris is superbly qualified to represent Ward 6. He has had a distinguished 28-year career in government, working for the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and now as Chief Deputy in the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Department. His work has been primary in correctons, parole and probation and drug and alcohol treatment.
Chris is a 4th Generation Oregonian. He grew on the North Coast in a commercial fishing family. He graduated from Willamette University with a major in political science. He moved to Ward 6 in 2004 and has lived there ever since. As a long-time resident of Ward 6 he has been concerned about the lack of strong representation his ward has had on the Salem City Council. Chris promises to be a “strong voice” for working families and everyone in his ward. If elected his priorities will include investing in safe streets, including more sidewalks and bikeways for our children and families, bringing back weekend and evening bus service by working closely with the transit district, and establishing a plan for the north blocks of the State Hospital campus that preserves neighborhood livability.
Here’s what Councilor Tom Andersen has to say about Chris Hoy: “Chris is an experienced, dedicated public servant who understands how government works. He will hit the ground running for the people of Ward 6.”
Progressive Salem Vision Statement
Who We Are
We are citizens of Salem, united in our commitment to see Salem prosper in ways that benefit all who live and work here.
We value honesty, transparency, inclusiveness and integrity in government.
We value fairness and opportunity for all.
We envision a Salem where progress preserves choices for future generations.
We Are Working For
* Local government that represents the public interest.
* Enhancement of economic opportunities and environmental health.
* Respect and fair treatment for all people.
* A community that works together to promote public health and alleviate poverty.
* Local government that both understands and engages with wider justice, sustainability, and other political issues.
* A transportation network that is safe and accessible to everyone.
* Options to power our homes and businesses with clean and sustainable energy.
* Education that prepares all youth for meaningful lives as participating citizens and that values our cultural diversity.
We pledge to work in the electoral arena toward a Salem united by this vision for our future.