Secretary of State
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Betsy L.
Close

Republican

Occupation: Oregon State Representative

Occupational Background: Public School Teacher, Oregon and Washington; Job Developer, Instructor for Benton County Youth Program; Graduate Teaching Assistant, Oregon State University; Bank Teller, Sales Clerk.

Educational Background: M.S. Oregon State University; B.A. Education, Central Washington University; B.A. Washington State University

Prior Governmental Experience: Palestine Rural Fire Board of Directors; Albany School Committee, Zone 1; Chair, Benton County Republican Party

Legislative Appointments: Assistant Majority Leader, 2001, 2003; Chair, House Business and Commerce Committee; Co-Chair, Natural Resources Committee; Vice-Chair, House Education Committee; State Lands Advisory Board, Oregon Coin Commission, Tax Reform Task Force, Oregon Commission for Women.

Personal: Married 32 years, 4 children
28 Year Resident of Benton County

BETSY CLOSE MAKES GOVERNMENT ACCESSIBLE TO YOU!

As Secretary of State, BETSY CLOSE Will:

As Secretary of State, BETSY CLOSE Will:

As Secretary of State, BETSY CLOSE Will:

BETSY CLOSE will uphold your Oregon Constitution.

"It's time Oregon had a secretary of state who puts
accountability over partisan politics. Betsy Close will put
Oregonians' interests first and provide the leadership we
need in this important office."

House Speaker Karen Minnis

"There is no finer candidate…Betsy Close serves for the
right reasons, puts people first, and is unshakable
under the political pressure in Salem."

Senator Jason A. Atkinson, Deputy Leader

Awarded:
2003 Taxpayer Watchdog Award
2001, 2003- Friend of the Taxpayer Award:
Citizens for a Sound Economy
2003 State Official of the Year:
National Association of Homebuilders

REPRESENTATIVE BETSY CLOSE

EXPERIENCED, EFFECTIVE, COMMON SENSE LEADERSHIP
FOR OREGON

(This information furnished by Close Friends.)