State Representative

Cliff Bentz photo


Occupation: Oregon State Representative

Occupational Background: Raised on ranch; attorney for 32 years; small business owner.

Educational Background: J.D., Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College; B.S. Eastern Oregon State College; Regis High School.

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative 2008 to Present; Member Environment and Water, Sustainability, Transportation (Vice Chair) and Revenue (Vice Chair) Committees; Ontario 8C School Board 2005 - 2008; Oregon Water Resource Commission 1988 - 1995.

Family: Married to Lindsay for 22 years; two children.

My priorities are:
1. Protect water rights.
2. Improve opportunities for business.
3. Better educate our children.
4. Stop expansion of government.
5. Expand and restore access to and use of our range lands and forests.

As your State Representative, I have voted for and supported maintaining our roads, improving our schools, protecting water rights, and creating jobs. I have worked to reduce government regulation while protecting senior citizens, children, and law enforcement. I have opposed higher taxes, removal of dams, and laws which raise the cost of fuel, energy, and operating businesses.

If reelected, I will continue to vote to protect property rights, individual second amendment rights, business, the most vulnerable.

I thank you for having given me the opportunity to stand up for Eastern Oregon. I respectfully ask for your vote so that I can return to the Legislature in this time of serious economic challenge.

My candidacy is endorsed by:
Oregonians for Food and Shelter
Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon Right to Life PAC
Oregon Farm Bureau Federation

I know how Eastern Oregon works. Together we can make it work better.

(This information furnished by Cliff Bentz for State Representative Committee.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722