Representative Paul Holvey

District 8, Eugene

State Representative Paul Holvey is employed as a representative for The Pacific Northwest Carpenters – part of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters.

Representative Holvey began as a carpentry apprentice before becoming a journeyman in the carpenters union, and 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 and construction contracting.

Representative Holvey was originally appointed to House District 8 by the Lane County Board of Commissioners in January 2004 and was elected to office in November 2004.

At the beginning of the 2007 session, Representative Holvey was appointed to Chair the newly-created House Committee on Consumer Protection. In that capacity, he is proud to have championed many important bills, including capping payday loans, bringing an end to mortgage foreclosure rescue scams, and protecting children from dangerous products.

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.

Representative Holvey currently serves as Chair of the House Committee on Business and Labor. Additionally he also sits on House Committees on Consumer Protection and Government Efficiency, and the House Committee on Energy and Enviornment. He looks forward to continuing his service to House District 8.