A Message from Bill Schonely

BETSY JOHNSON KICKS OFF SIGNATURE GATHERING WITH ENDORSEMENT FROM OREGON ICON BILL SCHONELY

Portland, Ore. – Today, Oregon icon, Bill Schonely, endorsed Betsy Johnson’s independent campaign for governor. In a video encouraging Oregonians to “get in the game” and sign petitions to put Betsy on the ballot, “The Schonz” says Johnson is “no nonsense…a true trailblazer.” You can watch the full video endorsement below.

“I’m thrilled to have the support of Bill Schonely – an Oregon icon,” said Johnson. “His endorsement is a true testament to the historic nature of our campaign and the many Oregonians who are ready to put aside party labels and extremism to build a better Oregon.”

This week, Johnson began collecting signatures to place her on the ballot – they are available to download at https://www.runbetsyrun.com/ballot. Johnson needs to collect approximately 24,000 signatures to put her name on the November ballot before mid-August. 

In endorsing Johnson, Schonely joins a broad, bipartisan group of Oregonians who have put people above party to elect an independent governor. That list includes leaders like former U.S. Senator Gordon Smith and former Democratic Governor Ted Kulongoski, as well as Knute Buehler, the most recent Republican gubernatorial candidate, and former chair of the Oregon Democratic Party Margaret Carter. A full list of Johnson’s bipartisan endorsements can be found at www.runbetsyrun.com.