BEND, OR -- Republicans will meet next week to begin the process of picking a replacement for State Senator Cliff Bentz of Ontario. Deschutes and Jefferson County Commissioners will have a say in Bentz’s replacement. Bentz has announced he is running to take retiring Congressman Greg Walden’s seat. Central Oregon Daily reports Republicans from Senate District 30 meet Saturday, January 4th to nominate three to five people for the position. On Monday January 6th the county commissioners in the 11 counties that make up Senate District 30, will make the final decision.
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