|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)|
May 4, 1950|
Betsy L. Close (b. May 4, 1950) 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.
- "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.
- Mapes, Jeff (December 23, 2014). "Democrats Chuck Riley, Sara Gelser look to change politics in Oregon Senate". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2014-12-29.