State Representative
Cliff Bentz photo


Occupation: Attorney and Part-Time Farmer

Occupational Background: Raised on Ranch; Attorney, farmer, small business owner.

Educational Background: Diploma, Regis High School; BS, Eastern Oregon State College; J.D., Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law.

Prior Governmental Experience: Appointed to Oregon House of Representatives January of 2008, Revenue and Transportation Committees; Director, Ontario 8C School Board 2005 – 2008; Member, Oregon Water Resource Commission 1988 – 1996.

Family: Married to Lindsay for 21 years; children – Allison (17) and Scott (14).

Community Service: Board Member: Eastern Oregon University Foundation, Oregon Historical Society; Former Board Member: St. Peter School Board; Project Dove (Domestic Violence Eliminated).

My priorities are:

Protect water rights

Restore use of Eastern Oregon's Forests

Work for Oregon's energy independence

Limit expansion of government

Encourage federal efforts to secure America's borders and to develop a guest worker program.

Give local governments greater control over land use planning

I am a third generation Eastern Oregonian. I have built fence, irrigated fields, stacked hay, fed cattle, and worked, as the lawyer, for dozens of ranches, farms and small business owners across Eastern Oregon. As a life-long Republican, I know the value of hard work, small communities, and family.

As your State Representative, I will act to protect property rights, individual second amendment rights, access to grazing and timber lands, small businesses, and Eastern Oregon communities.

My candidacy is endorsed by:

Oregon Farm Bureau
Oregon Business Association
Oregon Right to Life PAC
Associated Oregon Industries
Oregon Nurses Association

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

(This information furnished by Cliff Bentz.)