One of the notable stories in Oregon’s gubernatorial election so far is who’s not running in the Democratic primary. Democratic state Sen. Betsy Johnson is running as an independent. Johnson served in the state House from 2001 to 2005 and has been in the state Senate since 2007. Johnson said her candidacy will give voters an alternative to a “left-wing liberal” or a “right-wing Trump apologist.”
During the Rainier Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday, Dec. 15, Rainier Mayor Jerry Cole presented Sen. Betsy Johnson with a plaque honoring her 20 years of service to the people of Rainier in the Oregon Legislature.
Wednesday, Dec. 15 was Johnson’s last day in office following her resignation to focus on her run for Oregon governor.
The former GOP nominee for governor is directing his PAC money and fundraising ability toward the independent candidate.
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.