Betsy Close
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Betsy Close

Republican

American politician

Albany, Oregon
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Betsy Close

American politician
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71
Years of Age
8
Years of Experience
ORResidence (state)

Betsy L. Close (born 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.In October 2013 she announced she would run for a full term. In the November 2014 election, Close was defeated by Democrat Sara Gelser.

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Experience

Education

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Oregon State University
MS
1978
Central Washington University
BA
1974
Washington State University
BA
1972

Past Positions

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Senator
Oregon State Senate
2012 - 2014
Experience
Oregon State Senate
Representative
Oregon State House of Representatives
1998 - 2004
Oregon Delegation
Republican National Convention
1996
Experience
Teacher

Other Experience

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Chair
Benton County Republican Party
1996 - 98
Member
Board of Directors, Palestine Rural Fire
1997 - Current
Member
Corvallis Chamber of Commerce
Member
Zone One School Committee
Member
Kiwanis Club