SALEM, OR -- Former Democratic State Senator Betsy Johnson has officially qualified for the November ballot as an unaffiliated candidate for Governor. Her campaign says volunteers collected more than twice the necessary signatures to put her on the ballot. The Secretary of State reportedly verified nearly 80% were valid.
Johnson faces Democrat Tina Kotek, the former State House Speaker, and Republican Christine Drazan, the former State House Minority Leader. This is the first time in Oregon all of the top Gubernatorial candidates are women.