Congresswoman Hooley Says Run Betsy Run

Former U.S. Representative Darlene Hooley today joined the growing bipartisan list of endorsers to Betsy Johnson’s independent campaign for governor.

Last week, former Democratic Governor Ted Kulongoski and Republican Senator Gordon Smith jointly endorsed Betsy. She has additionally received support from former state Democratic Party Chair Margaret Carter and former Republican gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler. The full list of bipartisan endorsements can be found at

“Betsy is exactly the kind of straight talking, no nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is candidate that we need to help Oregon get back on track. I am proud to support her and join all those who agree that this is the moment to put Oregon above party politics. Betsy offers the kind of common-sense leadership we need to bring us together for the common good,” said Hooley.

Hooley served Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley and coast in the 5th Congressional District from 1997 to 2009. She served as a House Senior Whip for the Democratic Party and a member of the New Democrat Coalition.