• Press Release

EMILYs List Endorses Val Hoyle for Reelection in Oregon’s 4th Congressional District

March 15, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Val Hoyle for reelection in Oregon’s 4th Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“Rep. Val Hoyle has been a champion for working families in Oregon for her entire career, and when she won election in 2022, she achieved victory over anti-choice extremism and misogyny that would have spelled disaster for Oregon’s 4th Congressional District. EMILYs List has full confidence in Hoyle’s ability to continue delivering results for Oregonians and all Americans, and we are proud to endorse her for reelection today because we know how crucial her voice is in Congress.”

Rep. Val Hoyle is an experienced leader and dedicated public servant who serves in Congress to continue fighting for Oregon women and families. She grew up in a family with union roots going back three generations, and her firefighter father taught her to not only work hard, but also to hold the ladder so the next person has the opportunity to climb. Rep. Hoyle has worked for minimum wage as a waitress, been a small business owner, and has 25 years of experience working in the outdoor industry, focusing on retail sales and international trade, and she took her values and private sector experience with her when she turned to public service. She has represented the residents of West Eugene and Junction City in the Oregon legislature, and was elected to the position of majority leader. In 2018, she was elected statewide to serve as Oregon’s labor commissioner. In this role, she ensured that workers were paid the wages and benefits they are owed under the law, oversaw enforcement of civil rights and housing discrimination protections for Oregonians, and had jurisdiction over apprenticeship programs that provide workforce training across the state.

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 $850 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 operations 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, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 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.