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Meet Chris Hoy

Meet Chris Hoy

Salem resident and mayoral candidate Chris Hoy is a fourth generation Oregonian with a long history of service and leadership. Chris represents the residents of Ward 6 on the Salem City Council and was recently appointed as the State Representative for House District 21.  

Chris retired from a distinguished career in public safety serving for more than 30 years. He most recently served as Undersheriff at the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. He previously served in leadership positions at both the Marion and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Offices.  

As a city councilor Chris has focused on housing and homelessness, public works, and legislative issues.

Chris is chair of the Salem Housing Authority Board of Directors and serves as vice-chair of the Mid-Willamette Homeless Alliance Board of Directors.  


Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Willamette University and has completed masters level coursework in Public Administration from Lewis and Clark College. In addition to his city council duties, Chris volunteers on the Center for Hope and Safety Advisory Committee among others.  

Chris has lived in Salem since 2004 is the proud dad of two rescue dogs.  

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