Rep. Gene Whisnant

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Rep. Gene Whisnant

(R-Sunriver) House District 53

Representative Gene Whisnant was recently reelected to his seventh term as State Representative for Redmond, Tumalo, Sunriver, and parts of Deschutes County, serving House District 53. He was appointed first on September 5, 2003.

Rep. Whisnant is a retired US Air Force Colonel. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Arkansas in International Affairs. After completing a 27-year military career, he moved to Deschutes County and immediately became involved in the Deschutes County Republican Party. He was elected as the party Treasurer in 1997. In 2000 and 2002 he was elected as Chairman of the Deschutes County Party.

He is a member of the Redmond VFW, the American Legion, the local chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and the Military Order of World Wars.


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