Today, Betsy Johnson sent a letter to Christine Drazan and Tina Kotek, challenging them to participate in seven debates across Oregon during the 2022 gubernatorial campaign.
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.
Former U.S. Representative Darlene Hooley today joined the growing bipartisan list of endorsers to Betsy Johnson’s independent campaign for governor.