State Representative
36TH DISTRICT

BETSY CLOSE
Republican

OCCUPATION: Educator

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Public School Teacher, Washington, Oregon: Disadvantaged Youth Instructor/Job Developer, Benton County; Graduate Teaching Assistant, Oregon State University; bank teller, salesclerk, waitress.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Bachelors Degree Washington State University, 1972; Bachelors Degree Education, Central Washington University, 1974; Masters Degree Oregon State University, 1978.

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Albany Zone-One School Committee, Palestine Rural Fire District Board, Chairman: Benton County Republican Party.

Personal: Married 26 Years to husband, Chris, Willamette Industries; Four Children.

Community Service: 22 Year Benton County Resident. Chamber of Commerce, Member Representative; Albany Schools Educational Assurance Committee; Kiwanis Volunteer of the Month, 1992; Crisis Pregnancy Center, Founder/Volunteer.

Betsy CLOSE wants better schools for all of our children...

"We need Betsy as our legislator because she is an experienced educator. I'm confident that Betsy will work hard to get more of our education tax dollars to kids in the classroom and she will be a strong voice for teachers and parents."

DON TICHENOR Vice Principal, Retired

Betsy CLOSE wants safer neighborhoods for our families...

"Betsy Close cares. She will work with us to make safe, drug-free neighborhoods and schools a reality for all our kid' sake."

ROGER SAW Parole officer

Betsy CLOSE wants less taxes and less government for Oregon's future...

"I am delighted to recommend Betsy Close! Years of community involvement have prepared her to be a careful watchdog over our resources, values, and tax dollars. Close will be a caring, trustworthy State Representative."

LIZ VANLEEUWEN State Representative

ENDORSED BY: NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS OREGON FOREST INDUSTRIES COUNCIL OREGONIANS FOR FOOD & SHELTER

"Betsy's extensive community involvement makes clear her commitment to all of our kids and to their success in the 21st Century. Her dedication and solid experience will make her a strong and effective voice for the people of District 36."

ORVILLE R. "BOB" ADAMS Benton County Commissioner

Betsy CLOSE....CLOSE to us and our concerns for Oregon's future

(This information furnished by Friends of Betsy Close for State Representative, G.O.P.)

Betsy Close has not agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180.

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