Virginia Stapleton

Virginia Stapleton

Virginia Stapleton
Salem City Council Ward 1 Candidate

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League of Women Voters Your Voice Counts Candidate Interview: 

Occupation:  Full-time Mom and Community Volunteer.

Occupational Background:

  • Co-Owner, The Ground Guys Landscaping
  • Office Manager, David Evans and Associations
  • Roth’s West Salem
  • Morton’s Bistro
  • Valley Recycling

Educational Background: 

  • Pursuing associate degree at Chemeketa Community College

Volunteer Activities: 

  • Past-President – Englewood Emergency Elementary Parent-Teacher Club
  • Founding Board Member – Englewood Forest Festival
  • Member – Lord and Schryver Conservancy Advvisory Council
  • Coordinator – North Englewood Neighborhood Watch

Family: Husband Isaak and two daughters. 

Elect Virginia Stapleton – Working on What Matters

“I believe doing the little things that make everyday life easier for people is a big thing when it comes to building a better community. My priorities are..


Work with all community partners and the State to invest in compassionate, sustainable solutions.

Sidewalks, Crosswalks and Bikeways

Improve neighborhood livability with safe crossings, better sidewalks and bikeways.

Parks and Greenspace

Protect and invest in existing parks and new greenspaces for children, families and pets. 

Thriving Downtown and Edgewater District
Continue the revitalization of Salem’s downtown and the Edgewater District in West Salem as vibrant places for people to live, work, visit, and shop.

New River Crossing

Let’s do it right! Pursue a new, forward looking, financially feasible, regionally funded crossing that respects the needs of everyone. 

Local Climate Action

Implement a Climate Action Plan for Salem that improves mobility, promotes zero waste, and increases our tree canopy.

Virginia is endorsed by:

  • Salem City Councilor Cara Kaser
  • Salem City Councilor Tom Andersen 
  • Salem City Councilor Jackie Leung
  • Salem City Councilor Matt Ausec
  • Salem City Councilor Chris Hoy
  • State Representative Brian Clem
  • State Representative Paul Evans
  • Oregon League of Conservation Voters
  • Service Employee International Union (SEIU) Local 49, 503
  • UFCW Local 555