Brad is a passionate advocate for the City of Salem.

He is currently the longest-serving Salem City Councilor, being first elected in 2000. With 20 years of experience navigating a growing city, Brad has been the cornerstone of the council in crafting common-sense, solution-based policies.

I have had the privilege to serve the people of Salem on the council for 20 years. We have come a long way, but the recent challenges of homelessness, the denial of the third bridge, and new city taxes are at the forefront of my mind. We need common sense to prevail on the Council to tackle these issues.

As a current member of the Board of Directors for the League of Oregon Cities, as well as its past President, Brad has regularly represented both Salem and the State of Oregon in Oregon and across the United States.

The public voice, representation, and rights of community members were what moved him to run for public office, and these values have remained a hallmark of his tenure during his 20 years of faithful service on the Council.

He served as council president for three years, chaired the Salem Citizen’s Budget Committee, has served as chair of the Council Finance/Audit Committee for 20 years, and currently sits on the Council Legislative Committee and chairs the Water-Wastewater Task Force. Other Committee assignments include:

  • Board & Commission Appointments
  • Cable Regulatory Commission Chair
  • Council Rules Committee
  • City Manager Recruitment and Performance Review Committee