State Senator

Betsy Johnson photo


  • Occupation: Oregon State Senator

    Occupational Background: Vice President, 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); 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, Tillamook, Washington 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 build the bipartisanship Oregon needs to make our legislative process work. I have always 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;
        . 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.

    Our work to fund services must be combined with a renewed effort to build a strong Oregon economy that creates family wage jobs for Oregonians.

    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