To the editor:

We strongly support Cliff Bentz for the appointment and election for Oregon State House District 60 Representative.

We have ranched in both Baker and Malheur counties for 35 years and have known Cliff Bentz the entire time. As a friend and a professional, Cliff has integrity, experience, a strong business sense, and good family values. With his background and hard-work ethics, he has the ability to meet challenges, make tough decisions, and get the job done. He would well represent the district across all county lines.

Cliff Bentz has served on numerous boards and committees representing all walks of life. His background in agriculture and his experience have made him a valuable member of the Oregon Water Resources Commission, the 8-C School Board, Eastern Oregon University Foundation Board of Trustees, Project Dove, the Oregon Historical Society Board, and numerous others. He protects and is experienced in natural resources and water matters. Cliff is from a ranching family: he knows the issues we face here in Eastern Oregon and will go to work for us.

We will be giving Cliff Bentz our full support and hope that you will too. Please contact your county commissioners and give him your support. Cliff will do the best job for us in Salem. He represents the Eastern Oregon way of life and will fight to protect our interests and sustainability.

Wannie and Beth Mackenzie

Baker City