11 People File For Salem-Keizer School Board Positions

Posted on March 23, 2021

The Salem-Keizer School Board will have at least three new faces this summer following a May 18 election. Eleven candidates have filed to run for four open seats on the board, and only one current board member is seeking re-election. Friday was the deadline for candidates to file. Though candidates must live in the zone they want to represent, voters in the district have a say in all four races. There’s no primary election, and the candidate who gets the most votes on May 18 wins the seat.

Here are the Salem-Keizer candidates:

Zone 1:

  • Osvaldo Avila: Operations and policy analyst for the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, known as HECC.
  • Richard Riggs: Regional director for the Oregon State University Extension Service.
  • Ross Swartzendruber: Sheep farmer.

Zone 3:

Zone 5:

Zone 7:

Half Price Oregon
Wilson Equipment Bobcat of Salem
Card Mini Mix
Copy Cats
F and W Fence
McDonald's
Western Builders
Synergize Auto
Larrys Locksmith