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Good Government Council Endorsements

The purpose of the Good Government Council is to act as a focal point for voluntary political involvement by business people and other interested individuals in the Albany area. The Council works to recruit, train and assist candidates running for local offices who support community economic development, advancements in the quality of life in the region and sound public policies that encourage the free enterprise system.


  • The GGC will make decisions based on sound judgments and endorsement criteria without fear of retribution from candidates
  • The GGC is non-partisan and will support candidates who meet the AACC/GGC objectives
  • The candidates must understand and support the concerns or interests of the AACC/GGC
  • The GGC PAC is supported entirely by voluntary contributions

2022 Candidate Endorsements

The following candidates have been interviewed and endorsed by the Good Government Council, the political action affiliate of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. Please vote for these great candidates!

Albany City Council:

Ward I: Endorsement goes to Greg Hamann. It’s time for people in Ward I to have a city councilor that can help lead Albany forward in a positive and inclusive manner. Greg is recognized as a strong and effective community leader who will take his experience as president of LBCC and work with others to help Albany thrive and prosper. He helped lead the way on The Pipeline program that provides local training that in turn leads to great job opportunities at Albany’s local businesses. Greg has given his heart to Albany. Now Albany has the opportunity to bring Greg’s passion, problem-solving and leadership skills to the community he loves. Greg Hamann is the right person at the right time. He deserves your vote for Ward I City Council.

Ward II: Endorsement goes to Jackie Montague. For the first time in years Ward II has an open seat, a great opportunity for Jackie to step forward and become your next City Councilor. Jackie currently serves on the Planning Commission and will bring her thoughtful and analytical approach to the issues that come before City Council. Using her background as a SR. Process Manager, Jackie will be someone who takes time to do her homework, listening to businesses and the community before making a decision. If you live in Ward II, Jackie Montague should be your next City Councilor.

Ward III: Endorsement goes to Bessie Johnson:  Bessie is a strong advocate for her constituents in Ward III. With a firm understanding of the issues facing Albany, she brings a thoughtful and balanced voice to the City Council. Committed to listening to all sides of an issue before making her decision, she often asks questions that dig deeper and provide more information on the subject in front of the council. Bessie believes in a strong economic base and creating family wage jobs to build community prosperity. Bessie is the right voice for Ward III on the City Council.


City of Albany:

Albany Mayor: Endorsement goes to Alex Johnson II. Alex has worked diligently for the citizens of Albany since elected as Mayor. He is a small business owner who understands what it means to work hard and smart to be successful. Alex has distinguished himself as someone who can build relationships and is willing to listen to resolve the tough issues. Alex is dedicated to helping the young, old, and those in between. He helps seniors find resources, helps kids through his involvement in sports, and helps us all by building positive connections that create positive results. Alex Johnson II is the right choice, re-elect Alex Johnson II as Mayor.


Linn County Sheriff:

Endorsement goes to Michelle Duncan: Michelle has been serving Linn County since 1997, serving as a resident patrol deputy, narcotics detective, patrol sergeant, patrol captain, and public information officer. As she moved up the ranks, she received over 2900 hours of professional education through the DPSST and is an Oregon State Sheriff’s Association Command College graduate. Sheriff Michelle Duncan has dedicated herself to the principles of leadership, experience, and dedication. Having served with distinction in various divisions she understands how each division contributes to the overall success of the office and how each and every day they must live up to their mission statement “keeping the peace with dignity, honesty, and compassion. Michelle has the unwavering support of the last five Linn County Sheriff’s for a reason, she’s the right person for the job. Sheriff Michelle Duncan deserves to continue as Linn County Sheriff. Vote for Sheriff Michelle Duncan.


Oregon House of Representatives – District 15:

Endorsement goes to incumbent Shelly Boshart Davis: A lifelong resident of Linn County, Shelly is a successful business owner, economic conservative, and daughter of a trucker. She has been an outspoken advocate on issues that impact agriculture, transportation, and job creation. She believes that businesses need less regulation and more positive support from government. Shelly is an active member of several organizations, including the Albany Area Chamber, which provide her with the opportunity to gain an understanding of a broad range of issues. We need Shelly’s experience, energy, and common sense in the legislature. Rep. Shelly Boshart Davis is the right choice to represent Albany as your Representative in Salem.