Occupation: Co-owner and Insurance Agent, Huggins Insurance
Occupational Background: Small Business Owner, Insurance Agent
Educational Background: Portland State University, Salem Academy High School
Prior Governmental Experience: Salem City Planning Commission, Salem City Council
TJ was born and raised right here in Salem. After earning his bachelor’s degree he moved back to Salem to settle down and raise his family, run his business, serve his community, and has been a leading member of numerous organizations over the years.
Salem Planning Commission 1998 – 2002
Salem City Council 2003 – 2010
Board President, Friends of the Salem Senior Center 1996 – 1998
Chair, South Gateway Neighborhood Association 2011 – 2012
Board Member, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2000 – 2008, 2014 – 2020
Board President, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 – 2020
Board Member, Keizer Rotary 2012 – 2016
Board President, Keizer Rotary 2013 – 2014
Board Member, Salem Main Street Association 2018 – 2021
Board President, Salem Main Street Association 2020 – 2021
Growing Our Economy:
We can make Salem the best place to live, work and raise a family – but that starts with supporting our local businesses and policies that help grow our economy.
Improving Our Education:
Oregon’s schools are falling behind. We must do more to help students receive a quality education and spending more time in the classroom.
Protecting Our Communities:
Every resident in Oregon deserves to feel safe in their home and neighborhood. We must do more to improve public safety, support law enforcement and restore confidence in our community.
Strengthening Our Healthcare:
Mental illnesses are on the rise and Oregon’s healthcare systems are unequipped to handle it. We need to support community healthcare systems and ensure that residents have better access to affordable healthcare.
Willard Marshall Special Citizen Award Winner 2015
Distinguished Service Award Winner, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2015
Chuck Bennett, Mayor of Salem
(This information furnished by TJ Sullivan.)