SALEM - The League of Oregon Cities presented the Mark O. Hatfield Statesmanship Award to U.S. Rep. Greg Walden recently, at the League's annual conference in Bend.

Elected to Congress in 1998, the Hood River Republican has been chair of the House Republican Leadership and Deputy Whip since 2010. Walden was a member of the Oregon Legislature from 1989-1996, the last four years serving as House Minority Leader.

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