Albany – Today, Shelly Boshart Davis announced that she is running for state representative in House District 15. District 15 has been well served by Representative Andy Olson who just yesterday announced his retirement at the end of 2018.
“I am a mom, a wife, a farmer and a business owner, Davis said. “I believe our government works best when ordinary people get involved. When I was asked to consider representing our district in the legislature, I knew I needed to step up to the plate.”
Representative Andy Olson fully endorsed Davis, stating “Shelly brings incredible energy and expertise to the table. She understands the rural and urban issues in House District 15 and has taken the time to get involved, serving on the Linn County Budget Committee and also being involved in the legislative process over the past few sessions. Shelly is a great leader who will represent our district well.”
Shelly Boshart Davis is rooted in Linn County and Oregon’s agriculture community. She grew up on a family farm in the Tangent and Shedd area. She attended Oregon State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Shelly has spent the last twelve years alongside her parents and siblings, helping grow the family farm and trucking business. Today, the farm has a global reach, shipping Oregon agricultural products to farmers as far away as Japan and South Korea.
Shelly advocates for her community and industry as an active volunteer. She serves on the government affairs committee for the Albany Chamber of Commerce, and previously sat on the local United Way board. In 2016, she was appointed to the Linn County Budget Committee.
Shelly is involved with the Linn County Farm Bureau, Oregon Women for Agriculture, Oregon Trucking Association, and Oregon Seed Council. Nationally, she has served as president for the U.S. Forage Export Council, and she sits on the advisory committee for the Agriculture Transportation Coalition.
Shelly is passionate about agricultural education, sitting on the board for the nonprofit association Oregon AgLink, and volunteering with three local schools through the Adopt-A-Farmer program.
Shelly and her husband Geoff live in Albany and are raising three daughters who are active in sports, 4-H and the FFA.
Additional information can be found at www.shellyboshartdavis.com.