Denyc Boles passion for Marion County reaches back to childhood. Growing up in rural south Salem, in the region represented by House District 19, she picked strawberries and worked in the local cannery in the summer before graduating from Sprague High School. She then attained a Bachelor's degree in political science & sociology from Seattle Pacific University and a Master's degree in Public Policy from Regent University.
Despite going to school out of state, Denyc has spent most of her life in the areas represented by House District 19. She now lives in the home she grew up in with her husband, fellow Sprague graduate Jeff Boles, and was the hub of many activities as they raised their three children, Maggie (21), Michael (19), and Anna (18).
Over the years she has owned and operated several small businesses, served as staff in the Oregon legislature and advocated for Salem Hospital. She has no illusions about the difficulty we face in our effort to improve the state, but believes that with faith, hard work, and experienced leadership we can make an impact in the legislature and our communities through positive partnerships.
She knows firsthand the power of building community from fundraising for her child's schools and activities to coaching at Boys and Girls Club to serving Greater Salem Younglife. She has regularly supported Liberty House, Marion County Reentry, Salem Leadership Foundation and Union Gospel Mission and serves on the Marion County Budget Committee, all to improve the health of the community.
Her years of community service paired with many years of legislative experience make her an effective member of the Legislature. She currently serves on the following House committees: Business & Labor, Healthcare, and Early Childhood and Family Support Systems.
She is thankful for the tremendous honor to represent you in the Oregon Legislature. She and her staff whole heartedly welcome the opportunity to serve you.