BEND, OR -- A second Republican says he will run for Oregon House District 53, following State Representative Gene Whisnant’s announcement he plans to retire at the end of this term. Ben Schimmoller describes himself as a “lifelong conservative political activist” and says he was compelled to run after seeing Central Oregon values pushed aside by Portland and Salem politicians.
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Schimmoller says he's already secured the endorsement of well-known local Republicans, including Deschutes County Commissioner Phil Henderson and former Deschutes Republicans Chair Bob Perry