Fresh off her husband's 2016 campaign for governor, Selma Pierce decided to take up her mother's challenge: "You should run." She recounts, "Mom and Dad were always encouraging me to get out there and do something useful."
Mrs. Pierce, a retired dentist, has long been deeply involved in her community, including stints on the Chemeketa (CC) Foundation Board and the Oregon Community Foundation reviewing applications for grants. Her web site reveals how extensive and wide-ranging her volunteer activities are. She has even reaped a few rewards, including Salem Chamber of Commerce's First Citizen Award and the City of Salem's Willard C. Marshall Special Citizen Award.
During her husband's campaign the two were almost always seen together as she spoke on his behalf at campaign events and for TV and radio spots. She managed his social media outreach, as well. Her husband is now gladly paying her back by switching roles as they continue on the campaign trail together.
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