Representative Shelly Boshart Davis


Albany, Oregon – Come join me for a cup of coffee in a casual environment. This is a great opportunity to get an update of current issues I am working on at the Capitol and a forum to ask your questions. My constituents’ concerns are important to me, I need to hear from you. Hope to see you there!

Coffee Talk with Rep Shelly Boshart Davis


#coffeetalk #SBD4HD15 #allannbrosbeanerycafe #communityandcommunication


CAT_Gross Receipts Tax


I am concerned about Oregon continuing to be affordable for everyone. All Oregonians will feel the pain with the increased cost for the ‘privilege of doing business in Oregon’. Regardless of whether you own a business or not, I hope we all take offense to how the state views those that have taken on the risk of creating and maintaining jobs through the heavy responsibility of owning a business. I thank those entrepreneurs and dream makers.

Temporary rules just released from the Department of Revenue: https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=3519

Points from the Oregon DOR:

The CAT is imposed on businesses for the privilege of doing business in Oregon. It applies to all business entities including those located inside and outside of Oregon. It is measured on a business’s commercial activity—the total amount a business realizes from commercial activity in Oregon.”

I will add personally this is based on gross profits. Any tax mechanism based on gross profits is extremely irresponsible and very telling as to how the State of Oregon sees job creators. It is also disrespectful to pass a tax that just failed a short time ago at the ballot box. The Oregon Legislature apparently believes it knows better than the voters of Oregon.




Domestic air travel is changing. Starting Oct 1, 2020, your OREGON license or ID card won't meet federal standards to get past TSA. You'll need #RealID compliant identification or a passport. We all know this will be a nightmare. Having information and dates hopefully will help.

Our sources at ODOT provided this UPDATE: “Beginning July 2020, ODOT/DMV will be opening some offices across the state for limited Saturday hours and are actively staffing up to ensure more capacity for all the people who will be coming in to get Real ID cards."

DMV Details:

  • In 12 field offices across the state (there are 60 total field offices across the state)
  • 8am-12pm Saturdays
  • By appointment only
  • For Real ID transactions only

Additional information here: https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/pages/realidtraveler.aspx

If you want to help spread this helpful information to family, friends, neighbors, and employees – click here: https://www.oregon.gov/…/Pages/realid_communications_toolki…

#RealIDOregon #SBD4HD15


Red Kettle


I am excited to be part of Salvation Army’s annual ‘Make a Difference for $20 – The $20 Challenge’! This Saturday, Dec. 14th in Albany, for every $20 bill dropped into the red kettle (or online!), an anonymous donor will match it with $100! $20 in = $100 out! I will be ringing the bell at Hobby Lobby this Saturday from 10-11am!

So far this kettle season, The Salvation Army Red Kettles in the Linn-Benton area have raised over $21,000 with still $99,000 needed to meet the goal of $120,000. Kettles are located across the community making it easy for the community to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors in need this giving season.

Every donation supports Christmas family assistance, year-round assistance for low-income families and individuals, a shopping-style food pantry, youth programs, summer camps, character-building classes, homeless assistance, senior assistance, and more.

“This year with fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas it makes it more challenging to raise the funds we need to help our neighbors,” says [Lieutenant Charles DeJesus, The Salvation Army Albany Corps Community Center [Corps Officer]. “We are fortunate to have great support from the community, whether it’s ringing a bell or making a donation to a Red Kettle.”

Help make a difference – come on down Saturday to Hobby Lobby or find any local Salvation Army Red Kettle to join in on The $20 Challenge!

To volunteer: RingOregon.Org - To donate: RedKettleAlbany.org

#RedKettleRinging #SalvationArmy #RedKettleAlbany #SBD4HD15


WAHS Band Director


District 15 people doing great things!

This week - West Albany’s own Band Director, Stuart Welsh, has been selected to represent the state of Oregon in the 22nd annual “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” edition of School Band and Orchestra magazine. Only one music educator is chosen from each state to be honored and featured in this national magazine!

Read more about it on WAHS website: https://wahs.albany.k12.or.us/2019/12/10/band-director-stuart-welsh-honored-in-national-magazine/

Read more about School Band and Orchestra Magazine: https://sbomagazine.com/resources/1434-directors-who-make-a-difference/6792-the-22nd-annual-50-directors-who-make-a-difference.html

#WAHS #SBOmagazine





Tuesday evening, December 10 – A fire broke out Tuesday night at South Albany High School gymnasium. The cause is still being investigated.

Updates available here: https://democratherald.com/news/local/update-fire-damages-south-albany-high-school/article_b064a5d5-988e-5284-99a3-b8b73b2a60fc.html

#SAHS #schoolfire


District 15 Christmas


Christmas Storybook Land – OPEN DAILY


  • Friday, Dec 13: 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Sat and Sun, Dec 14-15: 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
  • Mon-Thurs, Dec 16-19: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Friday, Dec 20: 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm

More information: https://christmasstorybookland.org/


A Christmas Carol in Albany – Albany Civic Theater


  • Dec 14: 7:30pm
  • Dec 15: 2:30pm
  • Dec 19: 7:30pm
  • Dec 20: 7:30pm
  • Dec 21: 7:30pm

More information and tickets: https://eventful.com/albany_or/events/christmas-carol-/E0-001-132247109-6@2019121419


Holiday Craft Bazaar by HOPE 107.9FM – Morningstar Grange

  • Dec 14: 10am to 4pm

More information: https://hope1079.com/event/holiday-craft-bazaar-2/2019-12-14


Holiday Macramé Workshop at Margin Coffee – Instruction provided from Knotty by Nature

  • Dec 22: 12:30pm to 2:30pm

More information to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-macrame-workshop-tickets-80815793213


Community Christmas Celebration – Hope Church Albany

Dec 15 – Three Celebration Events:

  • 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

More information: https://secure.latest.facebook.com/events/759317864494005/


Combine Christmas


My office is here for you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or my staff if you have any community events, issues, or concerns.

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Stay with me and stay involved - together we can make a difference!

Merry Christmas!

Rep. Boshart Davis

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1415
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-389, Salem, OR 97301
Email: Rep.ShellyBoshartDavis@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/boshartdavis