ALBANY, Ore. – Today, chair of Willamette Community Bank, Kerry Johnson filed paperwork with the county clerk to formally enter the race for the open Linn County Commission seat being vacated by Will Tucker.
“Commissioner Tucker has served the people of Linn County well. I hope to build on his successes and bring value to the commission with new ideas and new approaches. I hope to provide leadership on issues that are most important to our community,” Johnson said.
She currently is on the Linn County Budget Committee, where she reviews and approves the county budgets and taxes.
“During my time on the budget committee, I have become familiar with the overwhelming need from parts of our community that face struggles. There are many improvements we can make on critical public services. These are the issues where I want to lead and make a difference as a Linn County Commissioner.”
As a previous chair and sixteen-year member of the Linn County Fair Board, Johnson has a unique passion for ensuring our youth and have opportunities to learn and grow. Whether it be supporting local initiatives like 4-H, FFA, or the Boys and Girls Club, Johnson has a record of public service and community involvement.
“I have been fortunate to hold several deeply meaningful positions of leadership and service in my life. I want to bring that spirit to the County Commission, where I can truly make meaningful, positive impacts on the county where I have spent my life. Whether we are making health care services more affordable, supporting our veterans, or improving programs for those in need, I want to give back and work to build a community our kids and grandkids can be proud of.”
Johnson is deeply rooted in Linn County. She was born and raised on the same property in Scio where she currently resides with her husband, Douglas. Along with her position at the Bank, she works as the business manager at her husband’s dental practice.