With a new Congress being sworn in next month, central and eastern Oregon will have a new representative in D.C. for the first time since the late 1990s. After 20 years in the House, Greg Walden announced earlier this year he would not seek reelection in 2020. To thank him for his service to the district and the region, the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association presented Walden with an award last month for his many years of service and dedication to the natural resource community.
“He has been a real champion for agriculture throughout all of his decades of service, when he started here at the state level and then took that passion and commitment with him to Washington D.C.,” said OCA Executive Director Tammy Denne. “He’s been an amazing individual to work with, and we will miss him.”
Dennee said while the farming community is sad to see Walden go, she noted the OCA is looking forward to working with the area’s new representative, eastern Oregon cattle rancher Cliff Bentz.
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