BEND, OR -- The Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, Cliff Bentz visited Central Oregon last week. He says people are talking about COVID-19 and many are wearing masks and taking other precautions. He says a major concern in the district is the need to get school children back in the classroom. Bentz says many voters are also talking to him about improving forest management to reduce the threat of massive wildfires that generate huge amounts of smoke. He says the smoke is a health threat to young and old alike.