Oregon House GOP taps two for leadership positions


by NW Spotlight

The Oregon House Republican Caucus has tapped two state representatives for leadership: Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario) and Rep. John Davis (R-Wilsonville). The two will serve as Assistant Republican Leaders. Previously, Rep. Jason Conger had been the sole Assistant Republican Leader. Rep. Conger announced in October that he is running for the U.S. Senate.

Rep. Wally Hicks was elected caucus whip for the 2014 session a month ago, replacing Rep. Vicki Berger (R-Salem) – who announced in October she wouldn’t be seeking re-election.

Here’s the Oregon House Leadership team:

  • Rep. Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) – House Republican Leader
  • Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn) – Deputy Leader
  • Rep. Wally Hicks (R-Grants Pass) – Republican Whip
  • Rep. Sherrie Sprenger (R-Scio) – Deputy Republican Whip
  • Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario) – Assistant Republican Leader
  • Rep. John Davis (R-Wilsonville) – Assistant Republican Leader