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My name is Alice Merkl, and I am running to be your Councillor at Large in Salem, MA in 2021. When I first came to this vibrant city, I fell in love with its beauty, rich history and culture, diversity, and the passion our residents have for their community. I am thrilled to channel my enthusiasm for this city into a campaign to represent the people of Salem on our City Council. 

During the Covid crisis, I have watched our community come together and create a supportive and caring environment for our most vulnerable community members. The creative ways that people, community organizations, first-responders, health care workers, and church groups are helping each other are so impressive.  I have had the privilege of seeing our community in action first hand through my extensive volunteer work with the Salem Food Pantry, the Salem Together wellness calls to our seniors, the Mack Park Food Farm, neighborhood clean ups, and other venues.  Watching how our community has persevered and come together through our most challenging times has made me more dedicated and inspired than ever to serve. 

I'm committed to taking action on the issues that affect our communities as we continue to recover from this crisis, focusing on economic development, infrastructure and sustainability, affordable housing, racial justice, health/quality of life, historic preservation and thoughtful development. Most importantly, I'm committed to listening to my constituents and working with city leadership to address your concerns in a constructive and proactive manner.
If elected, I will be drawing on my community and public service experience to bring a unique, personal perspective to City Hall. I will be prioritizing my community outreach over the next year to talk with all of you about your ideas on how we can keep Salem vibrant and thriving.
Please feel free to email me at or call me at 978-621-9693 with any questions or comments, or if you'd like to get involved with my campaign!  Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to the opportunity to earn your vote!

Photo by Laurie Swope Photography; thank you Laurie!

Click here to watch my SATV Candidate Profile from 2019!


Previous Endorsements!

Endorsed by the Salem News

Endorsed by the Salem Gazette



Monday, September 7, 2020 11:27 AM

Salem Comes Together - LTE by Alice Merkl



Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:00 AM

Endorsed by the Salem News

Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:00 AM

SATV Candidate Profile

Friday, September 20, 2019 12:00 AM

Salem News Letter to the Editor

Friday, September 13, 2019 12:00 AM

Rainbow Times interview

Committee to Elect Alice Merkl
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