Meet Micky Varney — Our Candidate for Ward 8

Micki Varney is a salmon biologist who wants to bring her sharp, analytical mind to finding smart solutions for Salem. She has had experience as a city councilor in the town of Dayton, Washington, before she moved to Salem in 2010 to take a job with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. In Salem she has been active in the local chapter of the American Association of University Women, serving a term as President. She also has been a leader in her union, SEIU Local 503, where she serves as the Chief Steward for ODFW. In her job Micki currently assesses the performance of Oregon’s salmon hatcheries and recommends changes to save endangered wild salmon runs. As a Salem City Councilor Micki wants focus on improving the livability of Ward 8 by working to solve traffic congestion problems and improving parks and the West Salem library. She also wants to bring more commercial activity to West Salem and to reopen Fire Station 11. To learn more about Micki and to volunteer for her campaign, go to her website. Micki’s supporters will be canvassing for her every Sunday between now and election day on May 15th. They meet-up at the old West Salem City Hall on Edgewater Street in West Salem at 1:30 p.m. You can be part of the team! Just send an email to and they will sign you up. Micki also needs donations large and small to pay for handouts, mailers and lawnsigns. You can easily donate on her website with your credit card. Please help Micki become the 6th progressive (and the third woman!) on the Salem City Council next year with a win on May 15th.

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