Oregon House Republicans

House Republicans are standing up for Oregon's working families, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, because they are the engines that drive Oregon's economy. 

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House Republican Leader Rep. Mike McLane
(R-Powell Butte), House District 55
Representative Mike McLane grew up in Condon, where he worked summers on local farms and ranches. Rep. McLane attended Oregon State University where he received a degree in Agricultural Resource Economics in 1987. He and his wife of over 25 years, Holly, met while she was serving as the FFA state president. Today...[read more]  

 

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Deputy House Republican Leader Rep. Greg Barreto
(R-Cove) House District 58
Representative Greg Barreto is a longtime Oregonian, having lived in the state for 54 years. Over 30 of those years have been spent in the Grande Ronde Valley. He and his wife, Chris have been married for 37 years and have eight children and six grandchildren. The couple started their own business...[read more]  

 

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House Republican Whip Rep. Jodi Hack
(R-Salem) House District 19

Representative Jodi Hack was born in Salem and is a third-generation Oregonian. She graduated from Pendleton High School and earned an associate degree from Chemeketa Community College. 

Rep. Hack’s work experience includes owning and operating her own grant writing business, and in the past, a promotional and t-shirt company. She has a background...[read more]

  

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Budget Chair Rep. Greg Smith
(R-Heppner) House District 57

Representative Greg Smith graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. 

Rep. Smith currently serves as the Officer to the Board for Morrow Development Corporation, a private partnership with the Port of Morrow, which provides financial management assistance for business...[read more]  

 

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Assistant Republican Leader Rep. Cliff Bentz
(R-Ontario) House District 60

Representative Cliff Bentz earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande. Three years later, he earned his Juris Doctorate from the Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law in Portland.

 He has lived in Ontario since 1977 and has worked as a practicing lawyer and partner at...[read more]

 

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Rep. Knute Buehler
(R-Bend) House District 54

Representative Knute Buehler, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon, inventor, and health care executive. He completed his medical training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

 Dr. Buehler is past President and managing partner of the Center for Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Care and Research.

 He is the author of more than twenty scientific research...[read more] 

 

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Rep. Sal Esquivel
(R-Medford) House District 6
Representative Sal Esquivel was raised in Medford and still lives in West Medford to this day. After graduating from Medford High School in 1966, he joined the Navy where he served our country in Vietnam from 1969 through 1970. Upon his return to Oregon, Rep. Esquivel went to work in the wood products...[read more]  

 

Rep. Cedric Hayden
(R-Fall Creek) House District 7
Representative Cedric Hayden specializes in hospital-based dental care, in addition to operating a ranch, and a heavy equipment business. He and his wife began a dental charity in late 2007, as a safety net for those children and adults who do not have the means to receive proper dental care. Those efforts...[read more]  

 

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Rep. Dallas Heard 
(R-Winston) House District 2

Representative Dallas Heard is a successful businessman who has served the Rogue Valley for several years. Rep. Heard has lived in the region his entire life. He and his wife, Hannah have been married since 2008 and have a son, Elias and a baby on the way.

Rep. Heard is...[read more]

 

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Rep. John Huffman
(R-The Dalles) House District 59

Representative John Huffman was raised in Missouri, where his mother, Buena, continues to serve as a long-time church pastor. 

In 1979, Rep. Huffman joined the U.S. Army and served his country until a severe back injury forced him to be honorably discharged. He moved to The Dalles...[read more] 

 

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Rep. Mark Johnson
(R-Hood River) House District 52

Representative Mark Johnson is a long-time resident of District 52. He grew up in the community of Parkdale and attended Hood River County schools from grade 1-12. After attending Whitworth College in Spokane, Rep. Johnson moved back to Hood River with his wife, Melodi.

 Rep. Johnson has served as a Member of...[read more]

 

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Rep. Bill Kennemer
(R-Canby/Oregon City) House District 39

Representative Bill Kennemer serves in the Oregon Legislature as a State Representative for District 39. District 39 covers the Southwestern part of Clackamas County, Oregon City, and Canby areas. Rep. Kennemer served Oregon previously as a State Senator from 1987-1996.

 Rep. Kennemer served as a Clackamas County Commissioner from 1997 to 2008. He...[read more]  

 

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Rep. Rick Lewis
(R-Silverton) House District 18
Representative Rick Lewis was appointed to House District 18 after the resignation of Vic Gilliam. Prior to joining the legislature, Lewis served as the Mayor of Silverton and as the Chief of Police for Silverton. Representative Lewis is a life member of the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police and served as the organization’s...[read more]  

 

 
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Rep. Mike Nearman
(R-Independence) House District 23

Representative Mike Nearman has been Chair of the Polk County Republican Party, a board member for Oregonians for Immigration Reform, and has served on the Central School District Budget Committee. He has worked on various ballot measure petition drives and as a volunteer for the Oregon Citizens' lobby.

 Rep. Nearman has...[read more] 

 

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Rep. Ron Noble
(R-McMinnville) House District 24
Representative Ron Noble has been married to his wife Sue for 33 years. He is a father to five children and a grandfather to two.

 Rep. Noble has lived in the Willamette Valley for over 42 years. H has served his community as Chief of Police for the City of McMinnville from...[read more]

 

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Rep. Andy Olson
(R-Albany) House District 15

Representative Andy Olson has served as the State Representative from Albany since 2005.

 Rep. Olson and his wife, Pam have been married for 44 years and have three grown daughters and five grandchildren. After 29 years of service with the State Police, Rep. Olson retired as a Lieutenant stationed at the Albany Patrol...[read more]

 

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Rep. Julie Parrish
(R-Tualatin/West Linn) House District 37

Representative Julie Parrish is the State Representative from House District 37, which serves the communities of West Linn, Tualatin, Stafford, River Grove, Durham, and Marylhurst. She was first elected in 2010.

 Rep. Parrish lives in West Linn with her husband Mark, a retired Army Colonel, and their three children: Max, Tucker, and Gage...[read more]

 

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Rep. Bill Post
(R-Keizer) House District 25

Representative Bill Post has over 25 years of experience in radio and television broadcasting.

 He has also worked as the Sales Manager for a large chain of Hawaiian dive stores and as the Operator of the mobile dental units for Northwest Medical Teams International. 

Rep. Post earned a bachelor’s degree from...[read more] 

 

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Rep. E. Werner Reschke
(R-Klamath Falls) House District 56

Representative Werner Reschke graduated from Oregon State University with cum laude honors. He met his wife, Gin, while attending college, and they recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. 

Rep. Reschke owns and operates an online marketing agency that specialized in web design, cloud development and email marketing.

 Rep. Reschke served on the Board...[read more]

 

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Rep. Duane Stark
(R-Grants Pass) House District 4
Representative Duane Stark was born and raised in southern Oregon. He completed his Bachelor's degree at University of Oregon and received his Master’s degree from Multnomah University. His is a relentless community advocate and planner, coordinating volunteers and nonprofits to work together with local...[read more] 

 

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Rep. David Brock Smith
(R-Port Orford) House District 1

Representative David Brock Smith is a third generation resident of House District 1. After attending SOCC and SOU, Rep. Smith worked in the Culinary industry, in some of the best restaurants in the Rogue Valley, before moving back to Port Orford and taking over his family’s 45-year-old Restaurant and Lounge...[read more] 

 

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Rep. Sherrie Sprenger
(R-Scio), House District 17

In 2008, Representative Sprenger was appointed as House District 17's State Representative. That district covers Linn and Marion Counties, including the communities of Detroit, Gates, Idanha, Lebanon, Lyons, Mill City, Scio, Stayton, Sublimity, Sweet Home, and Waterloo.

Before being appointed to the House Legislature, Rep. Sprenger worked as a Deputy Sheriff for Benton...[read more]
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Rep. Rich Vial
(R-Scholls, Sherwood, and Surrounds), House District 26

Representative Vial has practiced law since 1981. In 1991 he started his own law firm and now is the founding partner of VF Law.

Rep. Vial served his community as former chair of the Groner School Board and the Washington County Fair Board. He also is a former member of the Washington County Land-Use...[read more]  

 

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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...[read more]  

 

 

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Rep. Carl Wilson
(R-Grants Pass), House District 3

Representative Carl Wilson joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from Grants Pass High School in 1970. He spent two years on active duty and several in reserve. He is the owner of the Grants Pass Broadcasting Corporation, where he has hosted a talk show and has been on the air since 1973...[read more]

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