City Office
Janet Taylor photo


Occupation: Mayor of Salem

Occupational Background: 1957-1959, Production Line, Blue Lake Packers; 1960-1963, Circulation Department, Capital Journal newspaper; 1965-1969, Customer Service, Allstate Insurance; 1971-1982, Office Manager, Frank Hrubetz & Co.; 1982-1985, Owner, Business & Accounting Services; 1985-2003, Owner/President, Taylor Metal Products; 2003-Present, Mayor of Salem.

Educational Background: North Salem High School; Chemeketa Community College; Salem Aviation (Pilot's License)

Prior Governmental Experience: Chair, South East Mill Creek Neighborhood Association; Chair, Strategic Economic Development Corporation; Conference Center Task Force; Willamette River Crossing Task Force; Vice-President, Salem Chamber of Commerce; Salem City Budget Committee; Oregon State Fair Community Partnership Task Force; Board of Directors, Oregon Mayors Association; Board of Directors, League of Oregon Cities; Mayor of Salem.

Nearly six years ago I was first chosen to represent our City as Mayor, and appreciate that we are a city with a public employee base and diverse businesses providing a stable economy. We have accomplished many positive changes through partnerships, bringing new choices in recreation, housing, transportation, and jobs.

Your vote to support my re-election will provide strong leadership that brings an optimistic, balanced approach to issues. Please join me to:

  1. Achieve "Success Through Partnerships" as we have done with the Kroc Center, the Senior Center and Conference Center.
  2. Support our Fire and Police Departments for lower crime rates and response times, creating safer neighborhoods.
  3. Retain existing businesses and attract new family wage jobs.
  4. Implement the Vision 2020 goals for a vibrant and exciting downtown.
  5. Work towards design and funding of a third bridge across the Willamette River

Salem Professional Firefighters Association
Salem Police Employees Union
Gerry Frank, Chair-Kroc Center Committee - Civic Leader
Michael DeRochier, First Citizen 2007
Dick Withnell, Community Supporter and Businessman
Anna Peterson, First Citizen and Community Activist
Scott Erickson, West Salem Leader
Hazel Patton, Historic Preservationist
Mary Lou Zeek, Art Gallery Owner

(This information furnished by Janet Taylor for Mayor.)