For Immediate Release: September 14, 2023
Contact: Todd Nash (541) 263-0426
ENTERPRISE—Today, Todd Nash, rancher, Wallowa County Commissioner and President of Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, officially filed his candidacy for Oregon State Senate District 29 in the 2024 Republican Primary Election. Nash announced his intent and launched his campaign on March 30.
To date, he has raised nearly $65,000 from over 200 unique contributors, ninety-five percent of whom reside in the district, and has collected over sixty endorsements from local business owners, farmers, community leaders, neighbors, and elected officials across the state.
“Todd Nash is a proven leader with the right experience, leadership qualities, and values to represent this community in Salem, “said Congressman Cliff Bentz. “Todd has my full support for Senate District 29.”
Nash has lived in Enterprise since he was four years old. He was elected as Wallowa County Commissioner in 2016 and has served as President of Oregon Cattlemen’s Association since 2021. In addition, he has been active with Association of Oregon Counties as Co-Chair of the Natural Resource Committee and on the Public Lands Committee at National Association of Counties. He is the immediate past Co-Chair of the Wallowa County 4/H FFA Fair livestock Sale where he served for 15 years.
“I’ve known Todd for about 20 years now, and we trust him to always try his best to help us protect our way of life. Todd will be a great state senator; he stands up for our community, beliefs, and traditions,” said Debbie Wentz, longtime community leader.
His work in the community has been acknowledged often. He has received the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of The Year Award, Wallowa County Cattlemen of the Year and Honorary Cattlemen of The Year, the American Forest Resource Council’s Tillicum Award and many others.
Union County Commissioner Paul Anderes shared, “Todd Nash will represent all of Senate District 29. He understands our small businesses and local economies and has firsthand knowledge of our natural resource-based economy from Hells Canyon to Madras and from North Powder to the Dalles. Todd is the leader we can all count on.”
Nash has been active with the state legislature going back to 2010 helping to shape many state policies within farming, timber, ranching and natural resource issues. Most recently during the 2023 legislative session, he was instrumental in the passing of Senate Bill 955 which created the Oregon Agri-Stress Hotline, a crisis helpline for Oregon’s agricultural and forestry communities.
Nash and his wife of 33 years, Angie, own and operate their ranch Nash Natural Beef out of Enterprise. When they aren’t working on their ranch or helping friends with livestock, they enjoy spending time with their four adult children and six grandchildren, all of whom live in Wallowa County, going fishing, hunting, riding horses, or hanging out by the campfire together.
Senate District 29 includes all of Wallowa, Union, Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, Sherman, Wheeler Counties, north Jefferson County and most of Wasco County, the Warm Springs reservation, and a small portion of Clackamas and Marion Counties.