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Legislator PhotoRepresentative Paul Holvey

Democrat - District 08 - Eugene

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1408   
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, Salem H-277, Oregon 97301
District Address: PO Box 51048 Eugene, OR 97405

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Representative Holvey was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2004. With nearly nineteen years of public service to his district and the state, Representative Holvey is proud of his record of supporting issues important to our community and all Oregonians.

Before his career in public service, Representative Holvey began as a carpentry apprentice before becoming a journeyman in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. He has worked for various construction projects in Oregon, Washington, California, and Alaska as a carpenter, foreman and project superintendent.

Representative Holvey attended Lane Community College, Central Washington University, and the University of Oregon. He also received a certificate from the University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center and has had professional training in labor-management relations.

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​During his time serving in the legislature, Representative Holvey has championed a wide range of legislation important to Oregonians, such as expanding solar technology, assisting domestic violence victims with unemployment insurance needs, helping small businesses with licensing, implementing the Forest Legacy program in Oregon, ensuring safety in children' s products, enacting homeowner mortgage protections, and ending field burning in the Willamette Valley.

In addition to his role as Speaker Pro Tempore, Representative Holvey currently serves as Chair of the House Committee on Business and Labor. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Joint Committee of Ways and Means – Capital Construction Sub Committee, as a member of the Joint Ways and Means and the Joint W&M Subcommittee on Natural Resources. He looks forward to continuing his service to House District 8 du​ring the 2023 Legislative Session.

Representative Holvey has been recognized by the Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Council for Meritorious Service, received a Certificate of Recognition from the Chair of the Lane County Board of Commissioners, received an award from the Eugene Human Rights Commission in recognition for his community contributions, and was recognized by the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association for his legislative advocacy. He has also been recognized by the Oregon Nurses Association, the Oregon League of Conservation Voters and the Oregon Humane Society.​