Congresswoman Val Hoyle was born and raised in California. Her parents were dedicated activists for organized labor and the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment. Hoyle went on to be the first in her family to graduate from college. She has made Lane County, Oregon her home for the last 20 years.
Hoyle’s political career began in 2010 when she was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives. She eventually became the majority leader in the Oregon House. Later, Hoyle was elected statewide to serve as Oregon’s Labor Commissioner, a nonpartisan role leading Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries. In 2023, Hoyle was sworn into the 118th Congress representing Oregon’s 4th District.
Hoyle is a consistent champion of J Street's values in Congress. During this Congress she cosponsored the Schakowsky resolution on Israeli democracy, the resolution calling for the release of hostages from Hamas, and the McCaul-Meeks resolution standing with Israel in its defense against Hamas.