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Occupation: Director of Government Relations

Occupational Background: Owner, Santiam Information Services, Inc.; newspaper reporter and editor

Educational Background: BA, Willamette University

Prior Governmental Experience: Salem City Councilor; Salem Planning Commission; Salem Budget Committee; Salem Cultural and Tourism Advisory Board; Salem Library Board; Oregon Law Commission on Government Ethics; Opal Creek Wilderness Advisory Board; Salem Parks Master Plan; Salem Housing Authority; State Representative

Chuck Bennett's record speaks for itself:
  • Jobs: siting Sanyo (Renewable Energy Industrial Park), developing Mill Creek Industrial Park, Boise Cascade site redevelopment
  • Livability: unparalleled support for police and fire services, parks, library, streets and planning
  • Balanced budget: 9 years on Salem Budget Committee keeping high quality services without raising taxes

Chuck Bennett will safeguard our neighborhoods as we respond to state law requiring the city to plan for 300,000 residents jointly in Salem/Keizer. He has the experience and demeanor to successfully lead that effort without rancor while nurturing the qualities we love about Salem.

Chuck Bennett has made a difference in his City Council Ward: Sidewalks being repaired; a railroad quiet zone nearing reality; residential and commercial areas working together; street, water and sewer projects underway. His can-do attitude makes all the difference for livable neighborhoods.

Chuck Bennett brings valuable skills to city issues:

  • stable, safe neighborhoods
  • well-run essential services
  • enhanced livability
  • vibrant downtown
  • the right businesses in the right places

Vote Bennett for Mayor

Call Chuck at 503-362-6617

(This information furnished by Chuck Bennett.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722