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Holmes to seek Republican nod for House District 31

Published 10:24am Monday, September 16, 2013

Last week, Mike Holmes announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for Alabama House of Representatives, District 31.
District 31 includes Coosa County.
“I will take grassroot values to the State House,” Holmes said.  “I have been a salesman, a timber farmer, a business owner and a CEO for a multi-million dollar company.
“I know how to meet a payroll and live within my means. Montgomery needs someone who will hold the line on reckless spending and ensure our state continues to get its fiscal house in order.”


Holmes has more than 30 years of business management experience primarily in the agri-industry. He is a member of the Alabama Forestry Association and a former member of the Wetumpka and Montgomery chambers of commerce.  Holmwa has been a Republican grassroots activist and has served as chairman of the Elmore County Republican Party and is a charter member of the Wetumpka Tea Party.
“My three main priorities as a legislator will be to prevent the reckless spending of our tax dollars, protect private property rights and shrink the size and scope of state government,” Holmes said. “Free enterprise works best when our leaders let those who know how to conduct business create an environment where business is unencumbered by needless regulation and restrictions.”
Holmes is married to the former Shirley Russell and they just celebrated their golden anniversary. They have two children and four grandchildren.  The couple lives near Wetumpka in the Redland community.
District 31 includes portions of Coosa and Elmore counties. A special election will be called shortly after the official resignation of Rep. Barry Mask on Sept. 30.