State Representative

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Elizabeth (Betsy) Johnson

Occupation:Member, Oregon House of Representatives

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

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

Prior Governmental Experience:Member, Oregon House of Representatives (2001 – Present); Former Director, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Former Director Columbia County Health District

As a candidate for State Representative my only campaign promise has been to be an effective voice for you in Salem. After voting on over 4,000 bills and thousands of amendments, I can honestly say that I have given you my very best effort to represent your interests and the interests of Clatsop and Columbia counties.

I have also said that my personal goal is to represent you in a manner that would help restore your confidence in 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 party to find common ground to meet Oregon’s challenges.

Oregon’s financial condition is dismal. It will take a great deal of skill and determination to make it better. The knowledge I have gained as an experienced member of the budget-writing Ways & Means Committee will allow me to be even more effective in dealing with Oregon’s budget problems.

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 Representative is 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