Paul Holvey

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Paul Holvey
Speaker pro tempore of the Oregon House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 9, 2017
Preceded byTobias Read
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 8th district
Assumed office
Preceded byFloyd Prozanski
Personal details
BornJanuary 1954 (age 65)
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationLane Community College
Central Washington University
University of Oregon

Paul R. Holvey (born January 1954) is a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 8 since his appointment in January 2004.

Early career and education[edit]

Holvey began his career as an apprentice in the carpentry industry, which led him into later becoming a journeyman in the carpenters union. As a carpenter, foreman, and project superintendent, Holvey has worked in Oregon, Washington, California and Alaska.[1] Holvey attended Lane Community College and Central Washington University, and received a certificate[1] from the University of Oregon's Labor Education and Research Center.[1]

Oregon House[edit]

Holvey was appointed to the Oregon House of Representatives in January 2004, to replace Floyd Prozanski, who had resigned to accept an appointment to a seat in the state Senate.[2] He was elected to the seat in November 2004.[1]


Holvey and his wife Terrie reside in south Eugene along with their three Yorkshire Terriers. He also has a son, Justin, and daughter in-law, Carla.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Biography, Representative Paul Holvey". Oregon State Legislature. Archived from the original on June 11, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  2. ^ Har, Janie (January 20, 2004). "Labor organizer gets House seat". The Oregonian. p. B5.

External links[edit]

Oregon House of Representatives
Preceded by
Tobias Read
Speaker pro tempore of the Oregon House of Representatives