Bill Holtzclaw

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Bill Holtzclaw
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Alabama State Senate District 2
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 5
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
High schoolJonesboro High School
Bachelor'sAthens State University, 2006
Military service
Service/branchUS Marine Corps
Years of service1983-2003
Date of birthMay 12, 1964
Place of birthElaine, AR
ReligionChristian - Methodist
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Bill Holtzclaw (b. May 12, 1964) is a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected in 2010.


Holtzclaw graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1982. Holtzclaw earned his B.S. in business from Athens State University in 2006. Holtzclaw served in the Marine Corps from 1982 to 2003.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Holtzclaw served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Banking and Insurance, Vice chair
County and Municipal Government
Finance and Taxation General Fund
Madison County Legislation
Transportation and Energy
Veterans and Military Affairs, Chair


Holtzclaw served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:


Campaign themes


Holtzclaw's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Jobs & Economic Growth
Excerpt: "North Alabama is unique in that we weathered the economic downturn better than most, but I would like to lead our area in further diversifying the economy so future growth can be sustainable. Solely relying on the federal government puts our area on rocky ground in times of federal government shutdowns and scale backs, but I believe our district’s talent and resources are the foundation upon which great expansion can be built."
  • Controlling Spending
Excerpt: "Your household can’t spend more money than it takes in. Government should be no different. I have pushed for balanced budgets each year along with measures that force accountability in spending. We made great strides in improving the economic forecast for the future."
  • Infrastructure
Excerpt: "Inadequate infrastructure in Madison & Limestone counties has added to congested roads and commuter frustration. For decades, our area sent money to Montgomery only to have less than one-half returned to us for roads and bridges. I ran on a platform to change this, and we have."
  • Common Sense
Excerpt: "I’ve always done what I said I would do. Polls don’t sway me, and neither do slick-talking lobbyists. You elected me to apply common sense to government’s problems, and that’s what I’ll continue to do."
  • Ethics Reform
Excerpt: "In the winter of 2010, we passed the toughest ethics laws ever proposed in Alabama. I was proud to be a part of that effort which brought about sweeping reform and raised the confidence of the voters about the integrity of elected officials."


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."



See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Bill Holtzclaw defeated George Barry in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Alabama State Senate, District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Holtzclaw Incumbent 66% 6,818
George Barry 34% 3,514
Total Votes 10,332


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Holtzclaw defeated incumbent Tom Butler in the November 2 general election.[6]

Alabama State Senate, District 2 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Holtzclaw (R) 33,050
Tom Butler (D) 23,060

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Holtzclaw raised $343,161 in contributions.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $96,025
Alabama Republican Party State Account $51,000
Del Marsh for Senate $26,000
Alabama Forestry Association $20,000
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations


In 2010, Holtzclaw's endorsements included the following:[8]

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express


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Holtzclaw and his wife, Pam, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Butler
Alabama State Senate District 2
Succeeded by