Growing up, my family instilled within me a deep respect for public service. I was taught that you leave things a little better than you found them. We worked hard for every opportunity— but we also knew we had to hold the ladder and give the next person the opportunity to climb.
We came to Oregon in 1999 because of the quality of life and reputation of the school district. It’s been a great place for my husband Stephen and I to live, work and raise our two children.
Our state is a special place filled with fiercely independent, honest, and open-minded people.
Oregonians don’t follow. We lead the way. Whether it’s in higher education, new technology, agricultural development, creative entrepreneurship, medical research, voter participation or our commitment to equality—we’re always on the cutting edge.
I feel truly fortunate to call Oregon my home and I’m honored to represent my neighbors in West Eugene and Junction City in the State House.
What makes our state special is that we strive to give people a fair shot and not leave anyone behind. Those are the same values I learned growing up. Now, they guide me every day in my work in Salem.
Historic Voter Registration Expansion Bill Passes Oregon House - February 20, 2015
Statement by House Majority Leader Val Hoyle on March Forecast - February 19, 2015
A message from Val - January 16, 2015
House Democrats Elect Leadership for 2015 Session - December 19, 2014
In the News
Brown Applauds House Passage Of Motor Voter Bill, My Central oregon - February 22, 2015
Oregon house approves automatic voter registration, Register Guard - February 21, 2015
Brown's motor voter bill goes to Senate, Portland Tribune - February 20, 2015
Sick leave law may go on hold, The Register Guard - February 12, 2015
Driver voting bill advances, The Register Guard - February 6, 2015
Women Will Guide Oregon Legislature In 2015, OPB - February 3, 2015
Politicians show their team pride before title game, The Statesman Journal - January 9, 2015
House Democrats keep Kotek, Hoyle in leadership, The Statesman Journal - November 13, 2014