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Congressman Cliff Bentz sworn in to represent Oregon's 2nd District

Rep. Cliff Bentz has officially replaced Greg Walden as the Congressman for Oregon's largest district.

Posted: Jan 4, 2021 11:38 AM
Updated: Jan 4, 2021 11:45 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over the weekend, Congressman Cliff Bentz was officially sworn in as a member of the 117th U.S. Congress, representing Oregon's Second Congressional District.

Bentz, a Republican, was elected in November after beating Democratic candidate Alex Spenser. He replaces longtime Congressman Greg Walden, who announced last year that he would retire from politics instead of seeking another term.

"Today brings to a close my 30 years in public service," Walden posted on Facebook over the weekend. "I’m thankful for the trust voters placed in me. Working together we’ve found common ground and solved many problems."

The massive 2nd District encompasses most of south, central, and eastern Oregon. It has become the state's only reliably Republican federal seat in recent years.

“It is an honor to represent the citizens of Oregon’s Second Congressional District, and I humbly thank them for entrusting me with this responsibility,” said Bentz. “I will fight every day to protect rural communities and stand up for Oregon values in Congress.”

Bentz was accompanied at the swearing-in by his wife, Dr. Lindsay Norman. Bentz formerly served as a state Senator in the Oregon legislature.

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Lane44086397
Deschutes37530225
Jackson34484417
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Douglas16386323
Yamhill13914168
Josephine13233291
Polk11966115
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Klamath11286179
Coos8563128
Malheur697096
Columbia599667
Jefferson587971
Lincoln530462
Crook467262
Union415665
Wasco392050
Clatsop369737
Tillamook293554
Hood River286638
Baker274440
Curry260141
Morrow256926
Grant137418
Harney130535
Lake116823
Wallowa99213
Sherman2333
Gilliam2254
Wheeler1722
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