House majority leader aims for tough but fair
By Lauren Dake, The Bend Bulletin. Published: March 25, 2013
House Republican Leader Mike McLane described his counterpart across the aisle as a “tough Irish woman from Boston."
In a column for a Eugene newspaper, former lawmaker Tony Corcoran called the House majority leader a “plucky Irish broad."
Meet Val Hoyle. She’s 49 years old and “getting better every day." A Democrat who now calls Eugene her home, Hoyle was chosen in November to lead her caucus, which enjoys a 34-26 majority in the House. First appointed to fill a vacancy in the House in 2009, Hoyle said she never set out to be a lawmaker. But look at her past, her people and her upbringing, and it’s not surprising she ended up being one.
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