Bentz is a third generation Oregonian. He was first elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2008 and in 2018 was appointed to the Oregon Senate, where he served until 2020. In the Senate, Bentz fought efforts to roll back Oregon’s already meager protections against assisted suicide and maintained a 100% pro-life voting record. He received the 2019 Gayle Atteberry Award in recognition of his public defense of Oregon’s most vulnerable.
An attorney specializing in ranch reorganization and water law, Cliff and his wife Lindsay have two adopted children and live in Ontario, Oregon. They are active members of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Candidate Website: https://cliffbentz.com/
Endorsement Press Release: SBA List’s Candidate Fund PAC Endorses Cliff Bentz in OR-02
General Election: November 3, 2020