KMTR Eugene: 'I can now be loyal only to Oregonians': Betsy Johnson runs unaffiliated for governor

“This daughter of Oregon won’t let this state decline further without a hell of a fight.”

Betsy Johnson’s statement on the passing of Oregon icon Gerry Frank

Betsy Johnson attends the dedication of the Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater in Riverfront Park on Friday, July 23, 2021 (Ron Cooper)

The word “icon” is tossed around too freely, but Gerry Frank really was an Oregon icon.

Video: Betsy Johnson on Five on 5

The peoples candidate talked with KOBI while visiting southern Oregon this week. Hear what she had to say about issues facing Oregonians: 

Note from Betsy: This is not the time for Oregonians to fund Washington

Reading my email this morning I nearly spit out my coffee. The state of Washington is moving legislation to put an excise tax on gas that comes through their ports and into Oregon. Essentially, they want to make Oregonians fund their transportation revenue package and we’re not stopping it. This is a crime of opportunity. Oregon is perceived as so weak Washington thinks they can take advantage of us.