January 12, 1952 (Salem, Oregon) Cliff was raised by his parents, Ken and Anne Bentz. He is one of seven children.
Whitehorse Ranch (Fields Oregon.)
Actin Ranch (Drewsey, Oregon.)
Ontario, Oregon (1977 - present)
Married to Lindsay Norman, (DVM). Cliff and Lindsay have been married for more than 23 years. They have two children: Allison and Scott.
Whitehorse Ranch and Pine Creek, Oregon, Elementary Schools
Regis High School, Stayton, Oregon - Diploma - 1970
Representative to American Legion’s Boy’s State
Varsity Basketball and Track
Eastern Oregon State College, La Grande, Oregon - B.S. (cum laude) - 1974
Blue Key Honorary Fraternity Member
Member, Eastern Oregon State College Ambassadors (Music Group)
Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon, Juris Doctorate-1977
Law Clerk with Souther, Spaulding (Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt)
Oregon Cattlemen’s Association.
Malheur County Bar Association.
Oregon Bar Association.
Idaho Bar Association.
Boards and Commissions:
8C School District Board of Directors 2005 to 2008(Chairman)
Past Member of St. Peter Elementary School Board of Directors (Chairman)
Oregon Water Resources Commission 1988 - 1996 (Chairman)
Past Member Project Dove (Domestic Violence Eliminated) Board of Directors (Vice Chairman)
Civic / Community Organizations:
Republican Committee Precinct Committee Person.
Attorney - Yturri Rose, LLP; Associate - 1977 to 1980; Partner - 1981 to present. (Extensive experience in agricultural, water, and real property law.)
Farm Owner - 100 acre row crop and alfalfa farm (sharecrop)
Cycling with his wife Lindsay. They have participated in Cycle Oregon for the past 3 years together!