32 County Commissioners Endorse Cliff Bentz for Congress

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(Ontario, OR) Today, 32 County Commissioners from throughout Oregon’s Congressional District 2 endorsed Cliff Bentz for Congress. They join former Congressman Bob Smith, the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and numerous County Sheriffs, District Attorneys, and State Legislators who have already endorsed Cliff as the right person to replace retiring Congressman Greg Walden.

“As a new County Commissioner, I found Senator Bentz to be an accessible and strong partner for Eastern Oregon Counties,” said Union County Commissioner Paul Anderes. “He is incredibly well informed on complex issues. Cliff Bentz will represent Oregon’s second Congressional District very effectively.”

“I have known Cliff Bentz in his work in the state legislature representing the people of Eastern Oregon,” said Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone. “I know him as a thoughtful person who works well with everyone and is always searching for the best solution in policy matters. He is open and approachable, and I look forward to having him represent the citizens of Congressional District 2 in

“Cliff Bentz would be a great congressman to represent Oregon’s Congressional District 2,” said Jackson County Commissioner Bob Strosser. “He has been particularly instrumental in securing transportation funding for the entire state, but especially here in Jackson County. He is a person with very high standards who understands the needs of rural Oregon.”

“I am incredibly humbled and grateful to have the support of so many of our great County Commissioners from across Congressional District 2,” said Cliff Bentz. “These men and women serve their counties every day working to make a difference in lives of the people of rural Oregon. As the next Congressman from our district, I will continue work closely with them to make sure our Oregon conservative values and individual county priorities are represented in Washington, DC.”

Baker County Commissioner – Bill Harvey
Baker County Commissioner – Bruce Nichols
Baker County Commissioner – Mark Bennett
Deschutes County Commissioner – Tony DeBone
Grant County Commissioner – Sam Palmer
Grant County Commissioner – Jim Hamsher
Harney County Judge – Peter Runnels
Harney County Commissioner – Patty Dorroh
Harney County Commissioner – Kristen Shelman
Jackson County Commissioner – Bob Strosser
Jefferson County Commissioner – Kelly Simmelink
Jefferson County Commissioner – Wayne Fording
Josephine County Commissioner – Lily Morgan
Klamath County Commissioner – Donnie Boyd
Klamath County Commissioner – Derrick DeGroot
Lake County Commissioner – Mark Albertson
Malheur County Judge – Dan Joyce
Malheur County Commissioner – Larry Wilson
Malheur County Commissioner – Don Hodge
Morrow County Commissioner – Melissa Lindsay
Morrow County Commissioner – Don Russell
Morrow County Commissioner – Jim Doherety
Sherman County & Juvenile Court Judge – Joe Dabulskis
Umatilla County Commissioner – Bill Elfering
Umatilla County Commissioner – John Shafer
Umatilla County Commissioner – George Murdock
Union County Commissioner – Paul Anderes
Union County Commissioner – Donna Beverage
Wallowa County Commissioner – Todd Nash
Wallowa County Commissioner – Susan Roberts
Wallowa County Commissioner – John Hillock
Wheeler County Judge – Lynn Morley

Cliff Bentz: Husband, businessman, and third generation Eastern Oregon rancher, Cliff Bentz is fighting to protect our conservative Oregon values. As an Eastern Oregon legislator, he stood up for rural Oregon, individual Second Amendment rights, lower taxes, and land and water rights. In Congress, Cliff Bentz will support President Trump, continue defending rural Oregon, and work to stop the liberal agenda.​​