FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Val Hoyle on Her Victory in Oregon’s 4th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Val Hoyle on her victory in Oregon’s 4th Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Val Hoyle’s dedication to the people of Oregon is unparalleled, and her critical victory in Oregon’s 4th Congressional District today is a victory not just for those she will represent but for all Americans. Her commitment to women, small business owners, and working families will make her an excellent representative, and EMILYs List is proud to have stood by her campaign and to congratulate her on her victory.”
Val Hoyle grew up in a family with three generations of union roots. She worked for minimum wage as a waitress, a small business owner, and then for 25 years in the private sector in the outdoor industry before turning to public service. Hoyle was appointed to the Oregon State House in 2009 and she went on to serve as majority leader from 2013 to 2015. In 2018, Hoyle ran to become Oregon’s 10th labor commissioner. Hoyle lives in Springfield with her husband, Stephen, and their dog, Ronan, after raising two children in Lane County.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised over $700 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure campaigns for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.