The Next Election is November 5, 2024

Below are the Douglas County specific races for the General Election and Republican candidates in those races.

Congressional Races

Douglas County Republican Candidates

Cliff Bentz (R)

Congressional District 2
Douglas County Voting Precincts:
2, 16, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
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Cliff Bentz is a third-generation Oregonian, raised on his family’s cattle ranches in Harney County. He attended Whitehorse Ranch and Pine Creek Grade Schools. At age 14, he was sent to live with an aunt and uncle so that he could attend Regis High School (a Catholic parochial school) near Salem, Oregon. While at Regis he lettered in basketball and track, served as student body president and as a delegate to Boy’s State. 

Following graduation from high school, he attended and graduated cum laude from Eastern Oregon State College. While in college, he served as student body president, as a student member of various student activity committees, and as a member of the honors program. Following college, he attended and graduated with a juris doctorate from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, OR. He joined the Yturri, O’Kief, Rose and Burnham law firm in Ontario, OR in 1977, and he became a partner four years later. As an attorney, he specialized in ranch reorganizations and water law. He is a member of the Oregon and Idaho Bar Associations.

While practicing law in Ontario, Cliff Bentz also served eight years as a member and then chair of the Oregon Water Resources Commission; as a director and chair of the Ontario 8C public school board; as a board member and vice-chair of Project Dove, a domestic violence prevention organization; as a member and chair of the St. Peter Catholic grade school board; as a member of the Eastern Oregon University Foundation Board; and as a member of the Oregon Historical Society Board. He also participated for over twenty years as a member of the Blessed Sacrament Parish folk mass group.

In 1987, Cliff Bentz married Dr. Lindsay Norman, a veterinarian. Dr. Norman practices small animal medicine in Ontario. They have two children, Allison and Scott.

In January of 2008, Cliff Bentz was appointed to the Oregon House of Representatives District 60 seat, and later that year, he was elected to his first of five two-year terms as Oregon State Representative.  He resigned from the Oregon House of Representatives in 2018, when appointed to fill the Oregon State Senate District 30 seat.  


He resigned from the Oregon State Senate on January 2, 2020, to campaign full-time for Oregon’s Second Congressional District.

On November 3, 2020, Bentz was elected to represent Oregon’s Second Congressional District. Oregon’s Second Congressional District includes all or part of 20 counties across northern, eastern, central, and southern Oregon.

Washington DC Office:
409 Cannon House Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6730
Fax: (202) 225-5774

Southern Oregon:
14 N. Central Ave., Suite 112
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 776-4646
Fax: (541) 779-0204

Eastern Oregon:
2430 SW 4th Avenue #2
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 709-2040

Monique DeSpain (R)

Candidate to Replace Val Hoyle (D)
Congressional District 4
Douglas County Voting Precincts:
  1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24

Monique DeSpain for Congress
P. O. Box 51034
Eugene, OR 97405
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Monique DeSpain served in the U.S. Air Force, the Air Force Reserve, and the Oregon Air National Guard. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in 1986, a graduate degree from Central Michigan University in 1993, and a law degree from the Willamette University College of Law in 1998. Her career experience includes working as a legal consultant and attorney.

I’m a mom, a retired Air Force Colonel with 30 years of service — it’s my blood.  I’m here to continue serving, just as I have in the military and our judicial system, now as your Congresswoman.

I’m a commonsense, no-nonsense, results-oriented woman.  What I see around us today deeply concerns me — we have a crushing economy, unsafe communities, and public schools that aren’t adequately preparing our children for the future.

I raised my sons in Eugene and I know the importance of a strong community and foundation for our families.