Hi, I’m Chris Malstrom, a Private Chef & Small Farmer who has been proud to call Salem his home for the past decade. As a young gay man seeking a place to build a home with my partner, we both fell in love with Salem back in 2013 for its diversity, historic foundation and wonderful people. How lucky were we to find a place in Salem’s Historic Derby Street Neighborhood! Living here over the past 10 years we have been so proud to call this neighborhood right in the heart of Ward 1 our home. I’ve excitedly watched this city I love grow and evolve over the years: welcoming new friends, patronizing new businesses and enjoying new citywide festivals and events. However, I recognize that this growth has come with its share of challenges and now brings us to a point of significant and substantial change. I am running for City Council to be your voice. To be the voice of all residents of our Ward, not just the loudest or most well-funded. My leadership style has remained consistent through the years: tell me what you need to thrive and I will work tirelessly to get it. Let’s continue to build a Salem that is for everyone.