I’m your neighbor, Julie. I’ve lived in Ward 6 in Salem for over 30 years. My kids have grown up and gone to school here and it’s where my husband and I run a small business. I am committed to Salem, which is why I ran for Council in 2022. Salem is not what it used to be. As I’ve served on the council this past year, I’ve seen first-hand the level of hurt and pain in our community and been frustrated by the lack of real solutions offered.