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About Val

Val Hoyle is a wife, mother, community member and the House Majority Leader for the State of Oregon. In all of these roles, Val is fighting for middle class families and a better future for Oregon.

In 2009, Val was first appointed to serve House District 14, which includes Junction City, Cheshire, parts of Santa Clara, Bethel and the Churchill neighborhood of West Eugene. Ever since, she has been working tirelessly to stand up for her constituents and fight for quality public schools, family wage jobs and affordable and accessible healthcare for all Oregonians.


Val was born at Travis Air Force Base in California, grew up in New England and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. She and her family moved to Oregon 13 years ago because of the unparalleled quality of life and the reputation of the public education system.

She has over 25 years successful business experience in domestic and international sales, wholesale distribution and retail management in the outdoor sporting goods industry. Val was a member and chair person of the Export Council of Oregon (the federal advisory board for small business on international trade for Oregon and Southwest Washington), member of the Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition, former McCornack Elementary School PTO leadership member and Kidsports coach. She was also one of the founding members of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce’s International Trade Roundtable.

When she’s not working, Val enjoys spending time with her family, reading and watching the Red Sox beat the Yankees. She lives in West Eugene with her husband Stephen and two dogs Ronan and Sasha, while her children Deirdre and Aidan are attending college in Oregon.

Awards and Recognition

2012 Education Champion - Stand for Children Oregon

Friends of Nursing 2012 - Oregon Nurses Association

Best Friends of Oregon's Elders, 2012 - Leading Age Oregon

Legislator of the Year, 2011 - Oregon AFL-CIO

Legislator of the Year, 2011 - Oregon Hospital Association

Legislative Champion, 2011 - Oregon Dental Association

Newcomer to Watch, 2011 - Association for Oregon Industries

Legislative Champion for Seniors and People with Disabilities, 2011 - AARP/Oregon Health Care Association/ SEIU Local 503

Emerging Legislative Leader, 2011 - CFM Strategic Communications

Woman Trailblazer, 2011 - Emerge America

Rising Star, 2010 - Stand for Children, Oregon Chapter