Val Hoyle served in Oregon’s House of Representatives from 2009 to 2017. Val has a background in business, with over 25 years of experience in the outdoor sporting goods industry. She was chair of the Export Council of Oregon and a founding member of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce’s International Trade Roundtable.
Val focused much of her time in the legislature on strengthening education, through innovative ideas such as The New Partnership, which provides the University of Oregon with more stable funding and clearer standards of accountability to improve accessibility, affordability, diversity, economic development, and service impact. She also worked to make the state’s School Superintendent an appointed position in order to take the politics out of education and focus on what’s best for Oregon students.
In the wake of the recession, Val has been a voice for one of the hardest-hit districts in the state, striving to ensure that small businesses can support their workers by backing the creation of a healthcare exchange that will ease the burden of health insurance costs.
Val Hoyle’s Ideas
Problem Currently, the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) has an “ad-hoc” system of investigating reports of elder abuse. With no standard, central intake software or investigatory protocol, and each regional and local office collects reports and performs investigations in a purely subjective manner. This leads to long investigation times, […]
Smart Government | Val Hoyle | State Commissioner of Labor & Industries | Statewide, OR
Problem The data shows that nearly one in five students are dyslexic or have a visual processing disorder, making learning the basics of reading, writing, and math much more challenging; traditional teaching methods simply don’t work for these children. Despite the staggering number of people affected, our system of education […]
Education | Val Hoyle | State Commissioner of Labor & Industries | Statewide, OR