|Alabama State Senate District 2|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Jonesboro High School|
|Bachelor's||Athens State University, 2006|
|Service/branch||US Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1983-2003|
|Birthday||May 12, 1964|
|Place of birth||Elaine, AR|
|Religion||Christian - Methodist|
Holtzclaw graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1982. Holtzclaw earned his B.S. in Business from Athens State University in 2006. He is currently enrolled in an M.S. in Management program at the Florida Institute of Technology. Holtzclaw served in the Marine Corps from 1982 to 2003.
Holtzclaw served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Banking and Insurance Committee
- Children, Youth Affairs and Human Resources Committee
- Commerce, Transportation and Utilities Committee
- Contract Review Oversight Committee, Alabama State Legislature Chair
- Education Committee
- Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee
- Local Legislation No. 4 Committee
- Reapportionment Committee, Alabama State Legislature
- Small Business Committee
- Transportation Committee, Alabama State Legislature
- Veterans and Military Affairs Committee Chair
Holtzclaw's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Decentralizing the Power Base in Montgomery
- Excerpt: "We cannot lose sight of the fact that the centralized power base in Montgomery continues to negatively affect bipartisan efforts in this region."
- Economic Development
- Excerpt: "...I will work to bring new businesses to District 2. But I also believe the state must provide incentives to existing business and industry as well. We must do more to help struggling businesses keep their doors open and viable in these tough times."
- Ethics Reform
- Excerpt: " Government is not smarter than the people they represent, and I support an open, honest, transparent government where the peoples’ voice is not only heard but also acted upon."
- Transportation Needs in North Alabama
- Excerpt: "North Alabama is a key economic engine of the state, and while I support a portion of this region’s success to assist less-developed parts of the state, the majority of funding should return to North Alabama."
- Public Education
- Excerpt: "The quality of tomorrow’s workforce depends upon the educational foundation we lay today. We must support high standards in education, as they will pay long term dividends in economic development – ensuring jobs for tomorrow and beyond."
- A Few General Observations
- Excerpt: "I believe public officials are NOT smarter than the people who elected them to govern – elected officials need to listen to the people. I believe in an open and honest government where the people’s voice is not only heard but acted upon... To me, fiscal conservatism means balancing budgets - not running deficits that the next generation can't afford."
- The Right to Life
- Excerpt: "I am unabashedly pro-life and against abortion except in the case of rape, incest or danger to the life of the mother."
- The Right to Bear Arms
- Excerpt: "I believe in the Second Amendment and am convinced that law-abiding citizens should be able to purchase and keep guns free from interference by the federal government."
- Healthcare Reform
- Excerpt: " I support fixing what’s wrong with health care, which doesn’t mean a complete government overhaul of the system. Health care reform is a three-legged stool – we cannot talk health care reform without talking tort reform, illegal immigration and personal responsibility for healthy lifestyle choices."
- National Defense
- Excerpt: "I believe the best defense is a strong offense. We must support and equip the men and women who valiantly serve our nation and its interests abroad."
- Illegal Immigration
- Excerpt: "Fault for our illegal immigrant problems lies with the federal government all the way down to the local businesses who hire illegal immigrants as laborers."
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2013. Incumbent Bill Holtzclaw will face George Barry in the Republican primary.
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010
|Alabama State Senate, District 2 General election (2010)|
|Bill Holtzclaw (R)||33,050|
|Tom Butler (D)||23,060|
In 2010, Holtzclaw raised $343,161 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Alabama Republican Party||$96,025|
|Alabama Republican Party State Account||$51,000|
|Del Marsh for Senate||$26,000|
|Alabama Forestry Association||$20,000|
In 2010, Holtzclaw endorsements included the following:
- The Alabama Tea Party Express
Holtzclaw and his wife, Pam, have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Bill + Holtzclaw + Alabama + Senate" Bill Holtzclaw News Feed
- GOP lawmakers Bill Holtzclaw, Allen Farley named Alabama 'Legislative ... - The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)
- Alabama GOP remains split on Common Core; Beason promises repeal bill - al.com (blog)
- MADD Alabama announced 2013 Legislative Champions - CullmanSense
- Boeing contributes to north Alabama lawmakers' campaigns - The Decatur Daily
- Boeing contributes to local lawmakers' campaigns - The Decatur Daily
- Senator seeks fix for Gulf War car tags: War veteran licenses plate available ... - Anniston Star
- Limestone County Legislative delegation to host Dec. 3 public forum - al.com (blog)
- WHNT News 19 Taking Action Investigation: ?The Cost of Government? - whnt.com
- GOP, Tea Party know they don't have to propose real solutions when any old ... - al.com
- Bill Holtzclaw's campaign website
- State Senate District 2 website
- Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Bill Holtzclaw on Twitter
- Bill Holtzclaw's campaign website, Issues and Positions
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 25, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 25, 2014
- Statewide general election results (Archived), accessed December 13, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- The Alabama Tea Party Express
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