Betsy Close

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Betsy Close
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Oregon State Senate District 8
Incumbent
In office
October 2012 - present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$21,936/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
AppointedOctober 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Oregon House of Representatives
1999-2005
Education
Bachelor'sWashington State University, Central Washington University
Master'sOregon State University
Personal
Birthday05/04/1950
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Betsy Close (b. May 4, 1950) is a Republican member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 8. She was first appointed to the chamber on October 26, 2012, to replace Senator Frank Morse, who retired in September.[1]

She previously served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1999-2005.

Biography

Close earned a BA from Washington State University in 1972, a BA from Central Washington University in 1974, and a MS from Oregon State University in 1978. Her professional experience includes working as a teacher.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Close served on the following committees:

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Rural Communities and Economic Development

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Sara Gelser is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Betsy Close is unopposed in the Republican primary.[3]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Betsy Close is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Betsy Close raised a total of $509,748 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[4]

Betsy Close's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2004 Oregon Secretary of State Defeated $105,887
2002 Oregon State House, District 15 Won $173,856
2000 Oregon State House, District 36 Won $96,840
1998 Oregon State House, District 36 Won $133,165
Grand Total Raised $509,748

2004

Betsy Close lost the election for the Oregon Secretary of State in 2004. During that election cycle, Betsy Close raised a total of $105,887.

2002

Betsy Close won election to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Betsy Close raised a total of $173,856.

2000

Betsy Close won re-election to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Betsy Close raised a total of $96,840.

1998

Betsy Close won election to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Betsy Close raised a total of $133,165.

Personal

Close and her husband, Chris, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Morse (R)
Oregon State Senate District 8
2012–present
Succeeded by
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