As the Coronavirus Persists, Politics Progresses

Coronavirus Updates

Here are the numbers as of Thursday, April 9: 1,321 positive tests, 24,306 negative tests, and 44 deaths. In Marion County we have 235 cases and 9 deaths. Looking at our neighbors to the west, Polk County has 29 cases and 1 death. Everyone, we are going to beat this pandemic. Our efforts on social distancing are working. Next steps down the road will involve finding ways to rejuvenate our local economy and supporting our small businesses.

Updates on the Campaign Trail

First off, I’d like to mention that this morning (4/09) I sat down with Dr. Bud Pierce on his podcast, Oregon Crossroads. It was great to chat about my role at Salem Health and how the campaign is going. If you would like to watch, click on the picture below!

Balancing my campaign, work at the hospital, and coronavirus taskforce duties hasn’t been easy, but it has definitely been rewarding. I am so proud to be on such an excellent leadership team at Salem Health.

We have transitioned from door knocking to phone ringing. I have enjoyed the many conversations with community members. There is anxiety and uncertainty, but our community is strong. People are hopeful that our next city council will prioritize our local economy and put our city on a path that we can be proud of.

We are planning the home stretch, as ballots will be mailed at the end of the month. I have a great team, and I am truly motivated every day to put forth my best effort to win this election.

Maggie has been a trooper, stuck at home with 3 littles and no parks or school in sight. I am so thankful for her support, because without it this would not be possible.

Local Endorsements

I wanted to give a shoutout to the following people who have pledged their support:

  • Richard Duncan
  • Dr. Bud Pierce
  • AnneMarie DuFault
  • Craig Evans
  • Laura Dorn

Every week I’d like to highlight my supporters, because without you, none of this would be possible!


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