A Note From Julie
I never dreamed I would run for office. But I found myself with a decision to make. Would I continue to criticize and complain or step up to help?
I care about my neighborhood, where I have lived for over thirty years. I care about the entire city of Salem which has so much to offer, but right now, is struggling. From homelessness and mental health, to drug addiction, property crimes and a lack of affordable housing, we need our City Council to do more.
During this campaign, I know people will try to put me in a box. I want you to know that I care about the residents of Ward 6 more than any party or ideology. I am running because I believe I have the experience needed to help find solutions that work for everyone.
I have worked in the nonprofit world, providing services to those who could not otherwise afford them. I have advocated for those without a voice and I believe strongly in the fact that we all deserve to be heard. I am a small business owner who has survived some of the most difficult times. I have signed both the front and the back of many a paycheck.
Business, government and the nonprofit worlds should not be adversaries – our community desperately needs them to be partners, working together for the good of all. We have seen our city flounder as elected leaders have chosen ideology and soft choices instead of really digging in to find solutions that work, even if they aren’t easy.
If you elect me as your councilor I promise I will always listen and do the hard work to find common ground for the good of all.
Born and raised in the Pacific North West, Julie Hoy has lived in the same home, located in Ward 6, in Salem for over thirty years. This is where Julie and her husband chose to live, work, and raise a family. Julie is a musician and while raising her kids, helped to start a nonprofit organization that works closely with underserved children and adults in southern Mexico. Two decades later, Julie is still investing in this effort.
In 2017 Julie and her husband purchased a small family restaurant in Salem. While incredibly rewarding, this business journey has also been challenging. Julie has seen firsthand how hard it is to navigate the requirements of government while trying to keep her staff employed and her customers satisfied.
Julie believes that our community is best served when everyone gets involved and helps find solutions. She wants to be our voice on the Salem City Council to represent Ward 6 and help make all of Salem a better place.
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