Holley to seek re-election

Published 3:00 am Saturday, August 26, 2017

Incumbent Sen. Jimmy Holley, R-Pike, confirmed on Tuesday his plans to seek a sixth term in the Alabama Senate. Holley was speaking at a legislative luncheon organized by the Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce and hosted by PowerSouth.

“I’ve known for a while that I want to run,” Holley said Friday. “With encouragement from my family and friends, I want to seek reelection to the Alabama Senate. It’s different time in my life, but campaigning is fun. I look forward to the process. I genuinely believe the experience I’ve got with budgets and legislative process and rules I have studied for years will be an advantage for me in the Senate seat. I want to continue to represent the good people of this district and of this county. I’m excited about the process of serving in the Alabama Senate once again.”

At present, there are 25 Republicans in the Senate. Holley said at last count, nine of them do not plan to seek reelection next year, which would mean at least a 25 percent turnover in the upper chamber of the legislature.

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Holley, who is known for his firm knowledge of Senate rules, as well as expertise in state budgets, chairs the Senate Governmental Affairs committee. He also serves on Finance and Taxation Education, Rules, Transportation and Energy and Veterans and Military Affairs.