Jimmy Holley

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Jimmy Holley
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Alabama State Senate District 31
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 17
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alabama House of Representatives
Bachelor'sEast Tennessee State University, 1967
Master'sEast Tennessee State University, 1973
Military service
Service/branchAlabama National Guard
Years of service1967-1973
Date of birthJuly 30, 1944
Place of birthCoffee County, AL
ReligionChurch of Christ
Office website
Jimmy W. Holley (b. July 30, 1944) is a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 31. He was first elected in 1998. He served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1974 to 1994. Holley was a Democrat until January 10th, 2007 when he announced he would become a Republican.


Holley received a Bachelor's and Master's degree from East Tennessee State University.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Finance and Taxation Education
Governmental Affairs, Chair
Transportation and Energy
Veterans and Military Affairs


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



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. Larry Greenwood was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jimmy Holley defeated Garreth Moore in the Republican primary. Holley defeated Greenwood in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

Alabama State Senate District 31, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJimmy Holley Incumbent 72.7% 23,067
     Democratic Larry Greenwood 27.2% 8,627
     NA Write-In 0.1% 43
Total Votes 31,737

Alabama State Senate, District 31 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJimmy Holley Incumbent 58% 11,272
Garreth Moore 42% 8,172
Total Votes 19,444


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Holley won re-election to the 31st District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the November 2 general election.[5]


On November 7, 2006, Holley won re-election to the 31st District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Dwight Adams (R).[6]

Holley raised $713,709 for his campaign, while Adams raised $83,288.[7]

Alabama State Senate, District 31 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jimmy Holley (D) 19,323
Dwight Adams (R) 14,979


On November 5, 2006, Holley won re-election to the 31st District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Gregory B. White (R).[8]

Holley raised $337,748 for his campaign, while White raised $14,964.[9]

Alabama State Senate, District 31 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jimmy Holley (D) 22,517
Gregory B. White (R) 11,935

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Holley raised $115,250 in contributions.[10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Associated General Contractors $10,000
Alabama Power Co $10,000
Medical Association of the State of Alabama $10,000
ARBA PAC $10,000


In 2006, Holley collected $713,709 in donations.[11]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $75,000
Alabama Farmers Federation $50,953
Business Council Of Alabama $35,000
Alabama Nursing Home Association $30,000
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations


Holley was endorsed by:

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express[12]


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Holley and his wife, Mary, have two children. They reside in Elba, Alabama.    

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Preceded by
Alabama House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Alabama State Senate District 31
Succeeded by