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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]