For Immediate Release
March 12, 2018
EMILY’s List Endorses Val Hoyle for Oregon Labor Commissioner
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Val Hoyle for Oregon's Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. Lucinda Guinn, vice president of campaigns at EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Val Hoyle is a problem solver who gets things done. As a former union member, small business owner, and legislative leader, she is uniquely qualified for the job of labor commissioner. As majority leader of the House, she passed an agenda that moved Oregon forward, including a billion additional dollars for public schools, increased investment in infrastructure projects, paid sick days and a higher minimum wage. In addition to her leadership role in Salem, Val spent twenty-five years in the private sector."
"Val understands the value of small businesses and knows what they need to grow and will work with labor and business to build a strong economic future for all of Oregon.”
Val served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2009 to 2017, representing House District 14, including West Eugene and Junction City. She was elected House majority leader and shepherded an impressive agenda that spurred economic growth and increased funding for education.
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