Ballot Drop Locations

Here are some locations in or around Ward 7 for you to drop off your ballots:

DMV, Sunnyslope Shopping Center
4555 Liberty Rd. S, #300
Tue-Thu 7:30am-5:30pm
Fri 8:30am-5:30pm
Closed Mondays

Marion County Elections (Inside Service Only)
4263 Commercial St. SE #300
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm
Saturday, May 12th 8:30am-Noon,
Election Day, Tuesday, May 15th 7am-8pm

Marion County Courthouse
100 High St. NE, Lobby
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Please make sure to mark your ballot for Warren Bednarz for Ward 7, Salem City Council!

Salem’s Economic Recovery is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Please make sure to mark your ballot for Warren Bednarz for Ward 7, Salem City Council!

As a marathon runner, I recognize economic recovery is not going to be a sprint for our city and our community, but we need to keep the long-term goals in mind and work toward those even as we take small steps to be successful along the way. In a marathon, you don’t win the race in the first mile and bringing our city back to economic prosperity is no different.

I was born in Salem and I love this city. My wife and I have raised our children here; we are active in the Salem Rotary Club, Marion Polk Food Share and many other outstanding organizations to help people in our community. As an avid supporter and daily user of Salem’s park system, I understand and appreciate the beauty and the challenges we face trying to provide a great quality of life for children, our future generations, and ourselves.

I believe part of “quality of life” is having a job so you can afford to put a roof over your head, food on the table and provide for your family. I believe quality of life means finding a reasonable balance between how we protect our environment and how we bring and maintain jobs in our community.

As a family business owner for over 30 years, I have experience creating and maintaining jobs. As a community leader and volunteer, I understand the serious social issues facing our city and will work with people to find workable solutions. Whether it was my involvement in the Northgate area of Salem during the 1980’s, acting as President of the Salem Downtown Association or currently serving as Chair for the West Salem Redevelopment Advisory, my roots and my heart have always been about making Salem a better place to live and work. If these are the same goals you have for our great city, I hope you will join my campaign.

Best Regards,

Warren Bednarz
Candidate for Salem City Council