A Stronger Salem Schools, development, city government
Salem Resident for 20+ years
- Businessman with children in Salem schools
- Rotary Club of Salem (Finance Committee Chair)
- One of Parkway Brewing’s 7 founding members
- First United Methodist Church Finance Committee
- Past high adventure adviser Boy Scout Troop 51
- Founded rental company in Salem
Transparency, Accountability & Communication
Jim Wallace would like your vote on May 5, 2020. Let’s build a city government that’s more transparent, with better oversight and accountability, and communicates better with citizens.
Stronger Salem Schools
I want to help Salem develop a stronger educational foundation.
- Take advantage of all Roanoke Valley Governor’s School slots
- Take a less adversarial approach to students and families who have disabilities or need IEP’s.
- Mandate continuous improvement of student performance as measured by the state.
- Address teacher morale.
- Do more to keep drugs out of schools.
I’ll work to revamp economic development and city government.
- Downtown upgrades need to continue
- Focus on the rest of the city and bringing in new businesses that will generate tax revenue
- Be more proactive vs. reactive in recruiting businesses
- Develop a city government that has more willingness to listen to citizen input
- Regularly communicate with citizens
Jim Wallace is a long-time Salem resident, has 25+ years of sales and service experience in the city, and earned an MBA from UNC.
Vote May 19
IMPORTANT: All precincts will vote at Salem Civic Center.
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