Andy Bentz is part of the third generation of a ranching business family in southeastern Oregon. He was educated in Oregon and worked in the timber industry before entering the Law Enforcement field in 1981.
Andy spent the last 15 years of his career as the elected Sheriff of Malheur County. Since that time he has been the managing member of Bentz Solutions, LLC a business and governmental consulting group. Bentz Solutions, LLC serves clients in many of the natural resource industries throughout the west. Andy has a strong sense of Stewardship towards his communities and neighbors. In pursuit of that he chose to be part of leadership and membership in many local and State wide organization and positions over the years.
Andy and his wife Joan raised their daughter and son in Ontario and both are now married with families of their own. His daughter and family live in Idaho for job positions while their son owns a business in Malheur County. Andy believes in rural Oregon and understands what it will take to make it viable again.