Several move up in Oregon House GOP leadership


by NW Spotlight

Several members of the Oregon House Republican caucus are moving up in leadership positions. The House Republican Office announced this evening that they had voted to create a new leadership team. The changes come as the Short Session nears its end, just before the 2014 campaign season gets into full swing and after Rep. Wally Hicks (R-Grants Pass) announced in January that he won’t be running for re-election to the Oregon House – he will be running for Josephine County Counsel.

Rep. John Davis (R-Wilsonville) moved from Assistant Republican Leader to Deputy Leader, Rep. Sherrie Sprenger (R-Scio) moved from Deputy Republican Whip to Republican Whip, Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario) moved from Assistant Republican Leader to Deputy Republican Whip, and Rep. Vicki Berger (R-Salem) and Rep. Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver) were voted in as Assistant Republican Leaders. Rep. Berger has previously served as caucus whip.

Oregon House GOP Caucus_Feb 2014

“We have many leaders in our caucus who have chosen to serve their communities in different ways,” Rep. McLane said. “All of us, however, share a passion for making Oregon a better place to raise our families and to see our communities prosper. Our caucus is dedicated to accomplishing these goals.”

“I’ve served with Mike in leadership in the past and feel I can continue to contribute,” said Rep.  Berger. “We are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work for Oregon in 2014.”

Link to December 2013 Oregon House GOP Caucus changes