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Cliff BentzREPRepublican United States Representative, OR-2
70
Years of Age
13
Years of Experience
ORResidence (state)

Cliff Stewart Bentz (born January 12, 1952) is an American lawyer, rancher, and politician serving as the U.S. representative for Oregon's 2nd congressional district. A member of the Republican Party, he is the ranking member on the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife and sits on the House Judiciary Committee. He previously served in the Oregon Senate, representing the 30th district in Eastern Oregon. He also served in the Oregon House of Representatives, representing the 60th district, which encompasses Malheur, Baker, Harney, and Grant counties, and part of Lake County, and includes the cities of Baker City, Burns, and Ontario.In May 2020, Bentz won the Republican primary for Oregon's 2nd congressional district and faced Democrat Alex Spenser and Independent Patrick Archer in November. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 3, 2020. In February 2021 he was made ranking member of the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Eastern Oregon University
Lewis & Clark Law School
Regis High School
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Oregon
2021 - Current
Senator
Oregon State Senate
2018 - 2020
Assistant Republican Leader
Oregon State House of Representatives
2017 - 2018
Representative
Oregon State House of Representatives
2008 - 2018
Former Deputy Republican Leader
Oregon State Senate
Partner
Yturri Rose, Limited Liability Partnership
1981 - Current
Associate
Yturri Rose, Limited Liability Partnership
1977 - 1980
Other Experience1 - 31 of 31
Committee Person
Republican Committee Precinct
Current
Member
Malheur County Bar Association
Current
Member
Oregon Cattleman's Association
Current
Member
Idaho Bar Association
Current
Member
Oregon Bar Association
Current
Chair
8C School District Board of Directors
2005 - 2008
Former Member
Oregon Historical Society Board of Directors
2003 - 2008
Member
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Folk Mass Group
1990 - 2008
Former Member
Eastern Oregon University Foundation Board of Trustees
2002
Chair
Oregon Water Resources Commission
1988 - 1996
Former Chair
Saint Peter Elementary School Board of Directors
Former Member
Church Folk Mass Group
Former Vice Chairman
Project Dove (Domestic Violence Eliminated)
Former Member
Transportation Policy Committee, Oregon State House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Subcommittee on Revenue, Oregon State Senate
Former Member
Joint Interim Task Force On Addressing Racial Disparities in Home Ownership, Oregon State House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Emergency Board, Oregon State Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee On Transportation, Oregon State Senate
Former Member
Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Oregon State Senate
Former Member
Education Committee, Oregon State Senate
Former Member
Legislative Policy and Research Committee, Oregon State House of Representatives
Former Member
Legislative Counsel Committee, Oregon State House of Representatives
Former Member
Energy and Environment Committee, Oregon State House of Representatives
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, Oregon State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Tax Reform Committee, Oregon State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Joint Committee On Tax Expenditures, Oregon State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Joint Committee On Carbon Reduction, Oregon State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Finance and Revenue Committee, Oregon State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Tax Credits Committee, Oregon State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Revenue Committee, Oregon State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Transportation Preservation and Modernization Committee, Oregon State House of Representatives