By John L. Braese
VALE – Lynn Findley, retiring Vale city manager, announced last week he will seek appointment to the Oregon House seat serving Malheur County and a big swatch of eastern Oregon.
The seat is open after Cliff Bentz was appointed to the Senate on Thursday. Bentz replaced Ted Ferrioli of John Day, who resigned to take a seat on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.
“I decided to place my name in to replace Rep. Bentz as I believe District 60, eastern Oregon, needs to be represented by a strong voice,” Findley said. “Rep. Bentz has put together a great base. We now need to expand on his effort of establishing a collaborative effort.”
Prior to becoming city manager, Findley spent 32 years with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, retiring after returning to Vale as the manager of the department’s aviation arm at . . .