Cliff Bentz

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Cliff Bentz
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Oregon House of Representatives District 60
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Oregon House of Representatives
2014-present
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJanuary 22, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEastern Oregon State College, 1974
J.D.Lewis and Clark, 1977
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 12, 1952
Place of birthSalem, OR
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Cliff Bentz (b. January 12, 1952) is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 60. He was first appointed to the chamber on January 22, 2008, to replace Rep. Tom Butler, who resigned on December 31, 2007. He currently serves as Assistant Minority Leader.

Biography

Bentz earned his B.S. from Eastern Oregon State College in 1974 and his J.D. from Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law in 1977. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and Partner at Yturri Rose, LLP., as a farmer and as the owner/operator of a real estate business.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bentz served on the following committees:

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Environment
Revenue
Transportation and Economic Development, Vice Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bentz served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bentz served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Peter Hall was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Cliff Bentz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bentz defeated Hall in the general election.[2][3]

Oregon House of Representatives District 60, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCliff Bentz Incumbent 82% 16,909
     Democratic Peter W. Hall 17.8% 3,662
     None Miscellaneous 0.3% 53
Total Votes 20,624

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bentz won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon House of Representatives District 60. Bentz was unopposed in the May 15 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bentz won re-election to District 60 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[7][8]

Oregon State House, District 60
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cliff Bentz (R) 15,341

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bentz is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Bentz raised a total of $286,071 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[9]

Cliff Bentz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 60 Won $108,351
2010 Oregon State House, District 60 Won $68,148
2008 Oregon State House, District 60 Won $109,572
Grand Total Raised $286,071

2012

Bentz won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Bentz raised a total of $108,351.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cliff Bentz's campaign in 2012
Bentz, James W.$10,000
Bentz, Cliff$6,000
Hollingsworth Inc.$4,500
Oregon Healthcare Association$4,000
Hill, Riley J.$3,093
Total Raised in 2012$108,351
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bentz won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Bentz raised a total of $68,148.

2008

Bentz won election to the Oregon State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Bentz raised a total of $109,572.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to July 9. In 2014, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to March 10.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills that impacted the businesses of family farmers and ranchers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to AFT-Oregon. Priorities of the organization are based on the issues most important to its members working lives.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to the business community.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their record in advocating for and advancing Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 1 to June 30. In 2012, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 1 to March 6.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills pertaining to animals.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to to specific locals or to Council 75 as a whole.

Personal

Bentz and his wife, Lindsay Norman, have two children, Allison and Scott.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Butler
Oregon House of Representatives - District 60
2009–present
Succeeded by
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