|Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 8th district
|Preceded by||Frank Morse|
|Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 36th (through 2002), then 15th district
|Preceded by||Carolyn Oakley (before redistricting)|
|Succeeded by||Andy Olson (after redistricting)|
Betsy Close is a Republican politician currently serving in the Oregon State Senate. Close was sworn into office in October 2012, replacing Frank Morse, who retired before his term ended. Prior to serving as Senator, Close served four terms as state representative and taught in Albany, Oregon, and Washington state.
In October 2013 she announced she would run for a full term.
- "Betsy Close sworn in as Oregon's newest state senator". The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon). October 26, 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
- Cole, Michelle (October 10, 2012). "Former Oregon Rep. Betsy Close chosen for vacant Senate seat". The Oregonian. Retrieved January 15, 2013.