To the editor:

As a farmer for 35 years and a former member and chairman of the Oregon State Board of Agriculture, I have seen firsthand how important representation is on the state level. In Eastern Oregon our lives are dependent on our use of our natural resources and agriculture. I believe Cliff Bentz is the candidate for State Representative who will serve us best.

Cliff's comprehensive water law background and his service as member of the Water Resources Commission make him uniquely qualified to help Eastern Oregon maintain this precious resource. His positions on education, water rights, land use, and economic development are well thought out. His ability to thoughtfully assess an issue and create a win-win solution is a skill that will serve us well in the Oregon Legislature.

I urge you to support Cliff Bentz for District 60 Representative.

Reid Saito