Business community backs Knute Buehler for state representative

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Knute Buehler for State Representative

Rep. Buehler works for policies that support small business, grow tech sector and strengthen education

A cross section of local business owners and business advocacy groups have announced their endorsement of Knute Buehler for state representative of Bend. This year Rep. Buehler has toured a broad range of local businesses from tech companies to manufacturers and craft distillers, where he’s heard consensus on the need to strengthen the state’s education system to improve Oregon’s economy, grow jobs, and increase wages.

“As I talk with local business owners about their challenges and opportunities, I consistently hear about the need for a well-educated workforce,” said Rep. Buehler. “That’s why I’ve worked across aisle to support increased funding for STEM education and am endorsing Measure 98 to combat Oregon’s high school drop-out rate. I’m proud to have the support of our local business community, and I’ll continue to work closely with them so I can represent their interests in Salem.”

Buehler also supports connecting local high schools and colleges to the tech industry to develop custom curricula to ensure graduates can compete for the jobs of the future, and he continues to be a strong advocate for higher education, including expansion of OSU-Cascades into a four-year university.


  • Bend Research
  • BasX Solutions
  • Cascade Lakes Brewing
  • Cement Elegance
  • EarthCruiser
  • EagerLaw PC
  • G5
  • GL Solutions
  • GraceBio
  • Insite LGA
  • Leading Edge Aviation
  • Les Schwab
  • McConnell Labs
  • Nashelle Designs
  • Newport Market
  • Northland Furniture
  • Oregon Spirit Distillers
  • Oregrown
  • Shell Stop & Go
  • Sun Mountain Fun Center
  • Webfoot Painting


  • Rod Ray
  • Dino Vendetti
  • Connie Druliner
  • Kent Couch
  • Mike Hollern
  • Steve Peters
  • Bill and Trish Smith
  • Neil Bryant
  • Jeff Eager
  • Scott Ramsay
  • Matthew Tobolski
  • Dave Benson
  • Barbara Tate
  • Stephanie Anderson Stroup
  • Andie Edmonds
  • Heather Straw
  • AG-PAC
  • Associated Oregon Industries
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • Oregon Association of Nurseries
  • Oregon Business Association
  • Oregon Farm Bureau
  • Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association