Betsy Johnson to Step Down from Oregon State Senate

In a video message to her constituents, the veteran lawmaker says “Northwest Oregon deserves a full time Senator and running for Governor is a full-time job”

Scappoose – State Senator Betsy Johnson announced today that she intends to resign from the Oregon Senate effective 11:59pm on December 15, 2021, so that she can dedicate herself full- time to running for Governor. Johnson announced in October that she is running for Governor independent of any political party and loyal only to the people of Oregon.

“Serving in the Senate has never been a part-time job for me but neither is running for Governor. Northwest Oregon deserves a full-time Senator and running for Governor is a full-time job,” said Johnson.

Johnson expressed gratitude for the trust placed in her by the voters of Northwest Oregon the past twenty years.

“Together, we’ve done some great things. I will never forget the opportunity you’ve given this daughter of Oregon to serve, to learn and to continue to lead.”