Woman Crush Wednesday: Janelle Bynum

This week’s #WomanCrushWednesday is State Representative Janelle Bynum. Janelle represents Oregon’s House District 51. I admire Janelle because she leads by example as a small business owner who puts her community first.

From her website:

“A mother of four children and a small business owner, Janelle Bynum works hard. It’s what her parents taught her to do.
The daughter of teachers, her parents taught Janelle that education was the key to a better, safer world. When drug violence threatened her inner city neighborhood in Washington, DC, Janelle put that ideal into practice. She earned scholarships and put herself through school, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and her Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Today, Janelle and her husband, Mark, live in Happy Valley with their children. Janelle operates her family’s small business, running four restaurants in our community. In her restaurants, Janelle continues to embody those ideals taught to her early in life, mentoring her employees, providing scholarships to continue their education and encouraging them to dream big.

Janelle’s work has always been about reaching out and helping people get ahead – and as our State Representative, she’s doing just that.

In Salem, she’s working hard, just like she’s been doing for more than a decade in our community. We can count on Janelle to find stable funding solutions for our public schools, so every Oregon student has the chance to dream big. She’s working for safe neighborhoods and smart development, keeping our communities intact and our quality of life high. And Janelle will work to level the playing field, so hard working Oregon families and small businesses have a fair shot at getting ahead.”

Learn more about Janelle and support her campaign for re-election today: http://www.janellebynum.com/


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