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Jan Kailuweit for Salem City Council, Ward 1

SOLUTIONS FOR SALEM’S FUTURE


About Jan Kailuweit


BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO SOLVE SALEM’S URGENT ISSUES

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, LOCAL SERVICE

Originally from Germany, Jan Kailuweit (pronounced “Yan”) came to the United States in 1999 and has lived in Ward 1 since that time. He brings a global perspective to local politics. Kailuweit’s experience includes five years on the City of Salem Budget Committee, including as vice-chair and chair. He has also served on the board of the Grant Neighborhood Association and the Salem Public Library Advisory Board. Kailuweit became a U.S. citizen in 2004. He holds a Masters in Management from Southern Oregon University and has worked for the State of Oregon in various policy positions. He lives in Salem with his wife, Kim, and son.

 

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Jan's mission and vision


I stand for collaboration and creative solutions that go beyond progressive and conservative labels. I will champion thoughtful decisions as I have for five years on Salem’s budget committee—by listening, asking tough questions, and making decisions with Salem’s families and future in mind.

Focusing on
livability

  • Housing homeless residents through creative partnerships and new solutions
  • Encouraging downtown revitalization and historic preservation while promoting affordable housing
  • Promoting a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly city

Investing in
public safety

  • Building a functional, modern police facility within a reasonable budget
  • Bolstering Salem’s emergency preparedness (earthquake, flood, train derailment…)
  • Adding back public safety officers cut during recession

Encouraging a vibrant local economy

  • Improving the city’s infrastructure to support economic growth
  • Creating local opportunities for workforce training
  • Planning for the long-term to create competitive advantage for entire region

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Jan’s Take on Livability

Our downtown core saw a major step forward when ground broke for the Peter Courtney Minto Island Pedestrian Bridge. This project is an example of dedicated individuals, government age ncies, and local groups coming together over several years to make vision a reality.

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Jan’s Take on Public Safety

I believe public safety is critical for a livable city. I am proud to have chaired the Salem budget committee last year, in which we added two additional police officers to the downtown beat after so many cutbacks to staff during the recession.

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Jan’s Take on Economic Growth

There are a number of recent signs that Salem’s economic climate is somewhat improving, such as Garmin’s $14 million expansion in 2015 and NORPAC Foods’ recent addition of a $25 million cold storage warehouse.

Get involved!


Yes! I want to help Jan bring people together to solve Salem's issues.

I want to help by going door to door
I want to help by making phone calls
I want to help by sending a check
I want to help by hosting an event in my home
I want to help by writing a letter to the editor
I want to help by putting a lawn sign in my yard
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Head Office
Elect Jan Kailuweit
845 D Street NE
Salem OR 97301
Phone
503-364-8509