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Chris Hoy has a track record of leadership and service. There are critical challenges facing Salem and Chris has the experience to lead as we work together to address housing, homelessness, and public safety. 


Public Safety

  • EXPERIENCE: Mayor Chris served for 30 years in law enforcement and retired as the Clackamas County Undersheriff.


  • INNOVATION: Mayor Chris has supported Salem police in implementing a successful community policing model.



  • EXPERIENCE: Mayor Chris is vice-chair of the Mid-Willamette Valley Homeless Alliance.


  • INNOVATION: Under Mayor Chris’ leadership Salem maintains three micro-sheltering sites, provides a Navigation Center and three supportive housing developments, maintains a safe vehicle parking program, and deploys a team to provide sanitation and referral services.

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Making Salem a Great Place to Live

  • EXPERIENCE: Mayor Chris chairs the Bond Oversight Committee improving streets, bridges, and sidewalks.


  • INNOVATION: Mayor Chris has led a renaissance of Salem’s downtown to make it both a destination and residential community.

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