Hoyle, Beyer to speak at Linn Dems meeting June 7
ALBANY – Val Hoyle, State Bureau of Labor and Industries commissioner-elect, and Lee Beyer, state senator representing District 6, will be the featured speakers during the Thursday, June 7, meeting of the Linn County Democrats in the Albany Public Library Meeting Room, 2450 14th Ave. S.E.
A social time, with light refreshments, begins at 6 p.m. The meeting starts at 6:30.
Hoyle defeated Lou Odgen and Jack Howard in the May 15 non-partisan race for BOLI commissioner. Because she received 52 percent of the vote, she does not face a November run-off election. She will take office in January 2019, succeeding Brad Avakian, who decided not to seek re-election.
Hoyle, a Democrat and Eugene resident, is a former state representative from District 14, which includes west Eugene, Junction City and Cheshire. She was appointed to the House in August 2009 and re-elected to serve terms in 2010, 2012 and 2014. She was co-chair of the House Committee on Rules.
Beyer, a Democrat who lives in Springfield, was re-elected to his Senate seat in 2010 after serving for most of the previous decade on the Oregon Public Utility Commission. Senate District 6 includes south and central Linn County, Springfield and portions of Eugene. He chairs the Senate Business and Transportation Committee.
His first elective office was as a Springfield City Councilor, serving from 1987 to 1993. He was a state representative from 1991 to 1998, when he was elected to the State Senate.
Beyer faces Republican Robert Schwartz in the Nov. 6 General Election.
For more information about the meeting and the Linn County Democrats, contact Linn Dems Co-Chair Graham Kislingbury, 541-974-2075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.