A Fresh Perspective
Reid wants to bring a fresh perspective to the Salem City Council and to help steer our city in a positive direction by casting a positive vision for the future. Reid listens and brings people together in a common sense approach to find solutions. Salem continues to be faced with difficult challenges and we need common sense leadership to step up. Reid and his wife Maggie are raising their two little boys Charlie (3.5) and Paul (1.5) and new baby girl coming soon. He has a balanced perspective of a young family in Salem with a vision of a vibrant community while remaining fiscally responsible and honoring the pocketbooks of our citizens.
Our city isn’t living up to its full potential. Decisions have been made that have taken us off course towards a better future for our kids, and I believe it is time for new people with fresh perspectives to rise up and do the work that needs to be done.
“I bring the perspective of a young family, community involvement, and financial acumen capable of analyzing tough situations and managing taxpayer dollars responsibly. My job requires critical thinking and problem solving, given the size and complexity of the healthcare system. I believe in transparent metrics that we can all agree will help us achieve our goals. I am ready to bring my perspective to Council and do the work to make Salem’s future awesome.”
Reid is a product of Salem schools and the community. He chose to put roots here because of the opportunities and relationships our community affords. After graduating from Sprague High School, Reid attended Point Loma Nazarene University and graduated with a degree in Accounting. Reid has spent his entire career in healthcare, is a licensed CPA, and is working towards a healthcare MBA. Reid has been working for Salem Health since returning to Salem, and currently serves as the Director of Finance for the system which employees more than 4,000, operating two hospitals and multiple medical clinics throughout Marion and Polk County.
Reid has been involved in the community since returning to Salem in 2015, while working hard at Salem Health to support the healthcare enterprise and help leaders make meaningful decisions that impact patients. This kind of community-centered approach paired with an effective management system is what Salem needs to solve tough issues.
“The only special interests I am running for are the people of our community.”