About Val

A proud Democrat, Val Hoyle learned the value of public service from the example set by her own parents and grandparents. She was taught that you should strive to leave things a little better than you found them, work hard for every opportunity and hold the ladder to give the next person the opportunity to climb.

In 1999, Val and her husband, Stephen, came to Oregon with their two young children. They were drawn by both the quality of life Oregon offered and the strong reputation of the local school district.

Once settled in West Eugene, Val realized that her daughter’s local school needed help. She stepped up to be a voice for Oregon’s students.


In 2009, Val was ready to take on an even greater role to help her community so she ran for State Representative. In the 2010 election, as the Oregon House Democrats lost 6 seats, Val was the only new Democrat to win a legislative race in Oregon.

In 2012, Val’s hard work and leadership on key issues was recognized when she was chosen by her caucus to serve as the House Majority Leader.

In Salem, Val Hoyle has led the effort to put a ballot in the hands of 300,000 more eligible voters. Now, Oregon has one of the most progressive voter registration laws in the nation. No one will fight harder to make sure every voice is heard and every vote is counted in our state.

Val has also championed efforts to increase funding for our public schools, colleges and universities, to safeguard Oregon’s natural environment, to protect the rights of working people and to ensure a women’s right to reproductive health care services.

In addition to her public service in the State House, Val has more than 25 years of private sector business experience in domestic and international sales, wholesale distribution, and retail management in the sporting goods industry. Val served as chairperson of the Board of the Federal District Export Council of Oregon and a member of the Outdoor Industry Women's Coalition. She is also a founding member of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce's International Trade Roundtable.

Val and her husband continue to live in West Eugene with their two dogs. Their two children, Aidan and Deirdre, both attend college in Oregon.


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November 28th marks the 6th annual Small Business Saturday. Small businesses are the backbone to Oregon’s economy, which is why it’s so important to shop local and shop small.

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