Wednesday, October 10, 2012
As documented in THIS STORY, the decision has been made by the combined Linn and Benton County Commissioners, Betsy Close is the new Senator from District 8 in Oregon!
She is a solid Conservative and great part of the Republican Party and frankly I was very surprised that the commissioners chose her. Now she has a tough decision to make: $22,000 a year to be a State Senator or take a chance and win the Benton County Commissioners race and the $70,000 that job pays....(I'd take the Senate seat but her husband my think differently).
So, now I believe we not only have a great new senator in the legislature but a strong candidate in 2014.