Government, Politics, Salem

Sen. Betsy Johnson will resign to focus on run for governor

State Senator Betsy Johnson in the Banks BBQ Parade on Sunday, August 22, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley

Betsy Johnson will end her 20-year career in the state Legislature on Wednesday to focus all her attention on her non-affiliated run for governor. 

Johnson, who left the Democratic Party in October to launch her campaign, said in a video shared Tuesday that she would resign as state senator to ensure her constituents had someone fully dedicated to representing them.  

“Northwest Oregon deserves a full-time senator, and running . . .

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