Occupation: Oregon State Representative
Occupational Background: Raised on cattle ranch; attorney; 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 Resources Commission 1988 - 1995.
Family: Married to Lindsay for 22 years; two children, Allison and Scott.
My priorities are:
Protect water rights.
Better educate our children.
Reduce the cost of government.
Improve opportunities for business.
Restore access to and use of our range lands and forests.
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 activities. I have opposed higher taxes, removal of dams, and laws which harm business.
If re-elected, I will continue to vote to protect property rights, individual second amendment rights, the interests of business, and the most vulnerable.
My candidacy is endorsed by:
Oregon Cattle PAC
Oregon Business Association
National Federation of Independent Business/Oregon
Oregon Nurses Association
Roger Beyer, AG-PAC Chairman
Oregon Forest Industries Council
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Paulette Pyle, Grass Roots Director, Oregonians for Food & Shelter
Oregon Right to Life PAC
Associated Builders and Contractors, Pacific Northwest Chapter
Independent Electrical Contractors of Oregon
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent Eastern Oregon. I am asking, again, for your vote so that I can return to Salem to protect Eastern Oregon’s interests and to participate in building a less expensive government.
(This information furnished by Cliff Bentz for State Representative Committee.)