Mike McLaneMike McLane has deep roots in rural Oregon. He grew up in Condon, where he worked summers on local farms and ranches. He was active in sports, 4-H, and FFA. Mike attended Oregon State University where he received a degree in Agricultural Resource Economics in 1987. Mike and his wife of 31 years, Holly, met while she was serving as the FFA state president. Today, Mike and Holly live on a small farm in Powell Butte and have three grown children.

After earning the nominations of both the Republican and Democratic parties, Mike was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2010. He was reelected in 2012, 2014, and 2016 and currently serves on the budget-writing Ways & Means Committee, the Legislative Administration Committee, and as the House Republican Leader.

A little known fact about Mike is that he is also the co-founder and former CEO of a publishing company that produces educational books for children. One of the company’s book series inspired a highly acclaimed CBS Saturday morning cartoon show called Flying Rhino Junior High. Mike co-authored Wooden Teeth and Jelly Beans, a best-selling children’s book on U.S. history and the presidents.

mclane-familyMike also serves our country as an officer in the Oregon Air National Guard, having served eight years at the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field, a F-15 training base in Klamath Falls. He is currently assigned to Joint Forces Headquarters in Salem. Previously, Mike was an officer in the 41st Infantry Brigade in the Oregon Army National Guard.

After graduating magna cum laude from Lewis and Clark Law School, Mike clerked for Justice Michael Gillette at the Oregon Supreme Court. He went on to work at Oregon’s largest law firm, Stoel Rives LLP. He also served several years as a circuit court judge pro tem in Deschutes County. Currently, Mike is an attorney in Central Oregon for Lynch Conger McLane, LLP, and fights on behalf of small businesses and those in agriculture to make sure that their efforts are rewarded.

Mike is a strong supporter of public safety and rural emergency response. Mike has served as a special prosecutor for Multnomah County and worked as a law clerk for the US Attorney’s office.

Mike is passionate about leveraging our local and state resources to help businesses grow. Because of his work to increase private sector jobs, Mike was named one of the top legislators for 2013 by the Oregon Farm Bureau, Oregon Wheat League, Oregon Business Association, Oregon Associated General Contractors, and Oregonians for Food and Shelter. In 2015, Mike was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Oregon Economic Development Association. He was chosen as Legislator of the Year for 2012 by the Oregon Prosperity Project.

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