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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



Representative Holvey was originally appointed to the House of Representatives by the Lane County Board of Commissioners in January 2004 and was elected to office in November 2004. With nearly fifteen 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 contractors in Oregon, Washington, California and Alaska as a carpenter, foreman and project superintendent. He also has previous experience in real estate sales and appraisal, as well as construction contracting. Representative Holvey is a retired representative for the Pacific Northwest Carpenters – part of the United Brot​herhood of Carpenters.

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.

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 Rules. Additionally, he also sits on House Committee on Business and Labor, as well as on the Joint Committee on Ways & Means, W&M Natural Resources Subcommittee and the W&M Capital Construction Subcommittee. He looks forward to continuing his service to House District 8 during the 2019 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.

Representative Holvey lives in South Eugene with his wife Terrie and their two dogs, Sonny and Boo. His son Justin and his wife Carla have a lively daughter named Natalie and an adorable son named Kyle!