Government, politics, Salem

Rachel Armitage appointed to vacant Senate District 16 seat

County commissioners from the six counties in Senate District 16 appointed Rachel Armitage to fill the remaining year of former State Senator Betsy Johnson’s empty seat.

Armitage, a former legislative assistant in 2016 and 2017, according to her campaign website, is a Warren Ore. resident. She currently works at Reed College. 

Johnson resigned December 15 to focus on her non-affiliated run for governor after serving in the state senate since her appointment in 2004. 

The counties in Senate District 16 include all or parts of Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook, Washington Counties and a tiny sliver of Yamhill County.

In fact, just one registered voter was listed in Senate District 16 for Yamhill Co., but it still entitled the county to a single vote.

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