Oregon State Sen. Cliff Bentz Will Resign Early For Congressional Run

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As Oregon state lawmakers prepare to take up climate-change legislation once again next year, Senate Republicans are about to lose their key expert on the subject. Sen. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, announced Wednesday that he will resign in early January in order to run for Congress full time. “It is with considerable sadness that I leave the Oregon Senate,” Bentz […]

Bentz eyes Congress as logical next step

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By Pat Caldwell – The Enterprise VALE – Cliff Bentz believes he can make a difference in national politics. That optimistic sentiment is a trademark of sorts for the 67-year-old lawmaker who spent a good share of his childhood in the high desert sagebrush and juniper trees that dot Malheur County.  Since his appointment to […]