Representative Susan Holmes of Monticello, who represents the southern half of Butts County in the Georgia General Assembly has announced that she will be seeking a third term of office. The press release from Representative Holmes office is as follows:
State Representative Susan D. Holmes (R) of Monticello has announced her intention to seek re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives, District 129. Representative Holmes, who has served in the statehouse since 2011, would be seeking a third term in office.
Holmes originally ran in a field of candidates and won election in 2010 for the former House District 125, serving that district for the 2011-2012 term of office. In 2012, following the redistricting changes that occur every ten years, she ran unopposed for District 129, serving most of the same part of middle Georgia. She is in the second year of the 2013-2014 term.
In choosing to seek a third term, Holmes stated “I am very proud of the progress that Georgia has made over the past four years and continues to make today. Despite the worst recession in modern times, Georgia pushed ahead and continued to invest in our state and its economy. These actions taken by the Legislature and the Governor are now paying dividends that will help to ensure a solid, stable Georgia in the years to come”.
District 129 includes all of Jasper County and portions of Butts, Jones and Monroe counties. She has been a strong voice in the legislature for all of her counties and has been active throughout her district. On the state level, she currently serves on a number of House committees, including Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Economic Development and Tourism, the Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee, the Special Rules Committee and as Vice Chair of the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Committee.
Holmes, who served as Mayor of Monticello for twelve years, worked as a teacher and in her family insurance business. She has served on college boards and foundations, as well as local and state level boards. She is married to her husband of over 50 years, J. Paul Holmes, Jr. and they have three grown children, John, Sam and Cammie, as well as eight grandchildren.
“I have been honored and fortunate to serve this part of Georgia since 2011 and to be a voice for the people in District 129. I strive to make myself available and accessible to the citizens I represent and I always want to hear your concerns and how the legislature can help. I’m asking for the chance to continue working with the great leadership that we have at the Capitol, to continue making Georgia stronger, improve our educational system and to attract industry, tourism and economic development to our state. Georgia was recently named as the number one place to do business in the United States and I want to continue working to make us number one in many areas. I appreciate your support and prayers as we go into this new election year”