State Senator

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Elizabeth (Betsy) Johnson

Occupation: Small Business Owner; Member, Oregon State Senate

Occupational Background: VP, Legislative Affairs, Oregon Pilots Association; Owner/President, Transwestern Helicopters, Inc.

Educational Background: Public Elementary School, Redmond, Oregon; St. Helens Hall, Portland, Oregon; Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota (BA History); Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon (JD)

Prior Governmental Experience: Member, Oregon House of Representatives (2001-04); Member, Oregon Senate (2005-Present); Former Director, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Former Manager, Aeronautics Division, ODOT

As a candidate for State Senator my only campaign promise is to continue to be accessible and to be an effective voice for you in Salem. After voting on thousands of bills and amendments, I can honestly say that I have given my very best to represent your interests and the interests of Clatsop, Columbia, Washington and Tillamook counties and Sauvie Island.

My personal goal is to represent you in a manner that will help restore your confidence in your State government. I have made every effort to avoid the partisanship that has plagued our Legislative process in recent years. Instead I have attempted to work with all my colleagues regardless of political party to find common ground to meet Oregon's challenges.

I firmly believe the primary role of state government is to provide our children an opportunity to learn; to protect our society from those who threaten it; and to ensure that our senior citizens live in comfort and with dignity. We must fund these priorities first.

Serving as your State Senator has been a privilege and I would be honored to be able to continue being your voice in Salem.

(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Betsy Johnson.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722