Born and raised in Eugene, Paul knows just how special House District 8 is.
Before he began his career in public service, Paul worked as a carpentry apprentice, working his way up to becoming a journeyman in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. Paul has worked for various contractors in Oregon, Washington, California and Alaska as a carpenter, foreman and project superintendent. He also has experience in real estate sales and appraisal, as well as construction contracting. Paul is a retired representative for the Pacific Northwest Carpenters – part of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. He also served on the Siuslaw Restoration Action Committee prior to be elected to the House of Representatives.
Paul attended Lane Community College and the University of Oregon. And has also received a certificate from the University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center and has had professional training in labor-management relations.
Paul Holvey has represented District 8 since 2004, and currently serves as Speaker Pro Tempore. During his tenure in the House, he has championed legislation on solar and energy storage technology, protections for domestic violence victims, consumer protections, raising the minimum wage, restricting field burning, and is recognized as a leader in environmental protections and climate change issues. In his role Rep Holvey has also secured many infrastructure investments in our community. Read about these accomplishments and more by clicking on the 'accomplishments' link.
Paul and his wife Terrie live in South Eugene and are kept busy with their three Yorkshire Terriers, Sonny, Boo and Trigger. On his spare time he enjoys gardening, watching the Ducks, and taking his two grandchildren out to enjoy Oregon's great outdoors.