Betsy Johnson (politician)

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Betsy Johnson
Betsy Johnson 2009.jpg
Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 16th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Joan Dukes
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by Jackie Taylor
Succeeded by Brad Witt[1]
Personal details
Born (1951-01-12) January 12, 1951 (age 66)
Bend, Oregon[2]
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Scappoose, Oregon
Alma mater Carleton College
Lewis & Clark Law School
Occupation Businesswoman[3]

Elizabeth "Betsy" Johnson (born January 12, 1951) is an American politician in the state of Oregon. A Democrat, she is serving her second term in the Oregon State Senate representing the 16th Senate District, which includes the cities of Tillamook, Astoria, St. Helens, and Seaside. Johnson previously served in the Oregon House of Representatives.[4]

She began serving in the Senate in January 2005, initially being appointed to succeed Joan Dukes, who had vacated the seat to take another position.[1][4] She was elected to the seat the following year.[3]


Johnson's father, Sam Johnson, served several terms in the Oregon House in the 1960s and 1970s.[3][5]


  1. ^ a b "State Government Legislators and Staff, 2005 Regular Session". Oregon State Archives. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b c Walth, Brent (June 22, 2007). "Not afraid of a fight, the public's or her own". The Oregonian, p. 1.
  4. ^ a b Stern, Henry (January 20, 2005). "Scappoose legislator fills Senate seat". The Oregonian, p. B8.
  5. ^ Hoover Barnett, Erin (April 12, 2003). "Maverick few may decide key state issues". The Oregonian, p. 1.

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