Danielle is a Marion County native, a proud wife and mother of three. She graduated from McKay High School and advocated for our small business owners as Chamber Executive in Keizer. Danielle’s unique background and diverse experiences has brought a much-needed fresh perspective to County government. First elected in 2020, Danielle will be the board chair in 2022.

As a School Board member, she promised to be a voice for parents in the education of their kids and now wants to carry her voice further for working families, small business owners, and our future generations in Marion County.

I have worked my entire life to improve the places around me. From the climate for our small employers to the schools our children attend. I am ready to show up for Marion County and tackle the issues we face.

– Danielle Bethell


New Solutions to Homelessness

Homelessness has risen to crisis levels in our community. I care deeply about this issue, in part because I navigated homelessness in Marion County when I was young. As your next Marion County Commissioner, I will work tirelessly to advocate for real solutions to help our vulnerable neighbors get back on their feet. From implementing the strategic plan of the Mid-Willamette Valley Homeless Alliance to coordinating to increase services and reduce cost through the LEAD program, to advocating for more public/private partnerships, Marion County can and must do more.

Investing in Transportation & Infrastructure

A responsible government maintains assets and plans for our future. Our county has over 1,100 miles of roads and hundreds of bridges. This network is vital to our economy and our safety. With 60,000 people moving to our region by 2035, the need for an additional bridge into Polk County is more evident than ever. We must move forward with planning for a new bridge as well as improving road access and safety throughout the county. I am committed to investing in safety as well as balancing convenience with environmental impacts.

Keeping Marion County Affordable

We are all grappling with the impacts of COVID-19, and things like housing and daily expenses are now even harder to afford. As your County Commissioner, I will work hard every day to ensure the county does its part to keep costs low to stay within its budget. At the same time, I will be an advocate for recruiting and retaining well-paying jobs as well as fighting to reduce unnecessary barriers to residential development. I want everyone in this county to find a job that suits their needs as well as housing that is affordable to them. Together, we can accomplish this goal.

Standing with Our Agricultural Community

Marion County is home to world class agriculture. These family farms, vineyards, and timber companies provide jobs and products we can all be proud of. Many of our local agricultural businesses were hit hard during COVID. New requirements were unclear and assistance programs were confusing. I heard the voice of the ag community and I helped organize Marion County’s response. I will continue to listen to and advocate for this important part of our county, and ensure that we strike a balance on private property rights, environmental protections and job creation.
I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.

– Leo Rosten

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