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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 woman’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 as 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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Together we will fight to reduce barriers to voting, improve government transparency and accountability, and continue to fight for small businesses and working people.

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I want to thank all the people who supported me in a hard fought primary race. I think democracy benefits when voters get to choose a candidate. I am proud of the race that we ran and of my team. We were underdogs from outside the PDX metro area and came within single digits of winning a statewide race against two strong and well connected opponents. We left nothing on the field and I know I wouldn't have gotten here without the support of my friends and family. So thank you!

I called Brad Avakian last night to congratulate him and offer my support and endorsement. I plan to serve out the rest of my term representing House District 14 through January 2017 and working with Julie Fahey to get her elected in November. I know there will be other opportunities to be active in Oregon politics and I am looking forward to figuring out what's next! ... See MoreSee Less

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In Oregon, women lead the way and our recent victories on pro-women legislation proves the difference that makes. I'll continue that fight as Secretary of State.

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I stood up to fight for background checks on gun sales because it was the right thing to do. I'll continue to be a strong voice for common sense gun legislation and ensure our communities are safe for our families.

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I stood up and championed background checks on gun sales because it was the right thing to do. We must continue to fight for common-sense gun legislation that will keep Oregon safe.

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