• Early Endorsements

    thumbs-upWow! It’s truly amazing to see the outpouring of support we have received already for my newly announced campaign to represent Bend in the Oregon Legislature.

    It’s a pleasure and an honor to have the following Bend Community Leaders give me their endorsement:

    Amy Tykeson, President, CEO and Chairperson, BendBroadband –  ”Economic development and giving back to the community are two areas that mean a lot to me. I support Knute Buehler and his decision to run for Representative of Bend in the Oregon House. As an integral part of the Bend community, he understands what we need—education, business development and policy reform. In Knute, we have a passionate leader, focused on results for a better Bend.”

    Bruce Abernethy, Former Mayor and City Council Member, City of Bend  - “Knute Buehler would be a uniting and pragmatic representative for Bend and all of Oregon. After serving eight years on Bend’s City Council, I’ve come away with the knowledge that we need strong leadership in our state and city government. Not just leaders looking at the current political scene, but leaders that have the foresight to see what will most benefit our community and state in the long term. Knute brings this vision.”

    Tammy Baney, Deschutes County Commissioner  - “As Deschutes County Commissioner, I have witnessed an immense need for reform in education, and health care. Having someone like Dr. Knute Buehler elected to represent Bend would hugely benefit the state. Dr. Buehler’s background as a surgeon and business owner would bring a unique perspective to the table, which is much needed.”

    Rod Ray, Ph.D., P.E., CEO and Chairman, Bend Research  - “I’m a strong believer in fostering new leadership in Oregon politics, and Knute Buehler is the man to provide this much needed change in Salem. It’s time for a new day in our state government and that’s why I support Knute Buehler. He will bring a new voice to Salem, one that truly represents the people of Bend.”

    Mike Hollern, Chief Executive Officer and Chair, Brooks Resources Corporation – “I’ve known Knute a long time, and can say without a shadow of a doubt that he is the right candidate to foster a new day in Oregon politics and for Bend. In the world of real estate development, similar to the political spectrum, we see many businesses and developers come and go in this community. But, Knute is committed to Bend and Oregon and will work hard to accomplish our shared goals.”

    Mike McLane, Powell Butte, State Representative, District 55 – “Fostering leaders in Salem who understand the needs of small businesses and residents of Central and Eastern Oregon is paramount. I support Knute because he knows, and is invested in, Central Oregon. He is the right candidate to represent Bend and District 54.”

    Are you ready for a new day in Oregon politics? Your support can also make a difference in the outcome of this election. Sign up to volunteer or donate to our campaign today!  Don’t forget to write your own endorsement!