|Alabama State Senate District 2|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||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 served in the Marine Corps after graduating from Jonesboro High School in 1982. He served until he retired from active duty in 2003. Holtzclaw then earned his BS in Business from Athens State University in 2006. He is currently enrolled in a MS in Management program at Florida Institute of Technology.
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
- 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|
Holtzclaw list the following themes on his campaign website:
- 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."
- Health Care 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." 
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|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Bill + Holtzclaw + Alabama + Senate"
- Senate gives final passage to homebrew bill - al.com (blog)
- Legislature OKs home brewing - Montgomery Advertiser
- Bill exempting some Alabama legislators from double dipping ban dies - The Republic
- Alabama legislative update ? week 10: slow and steady movement by Senate ... - Lexology (registration)
- Home brewing boom embraced in all 50 states - Kingston Daily Freeman
- Spaceport bill clears House committee - Times Daily
- As session nears end, reps pleased by progress - News Courier
- Madison school board calls for repeal of Alabama Accountability Act - al.com (blog)
- Madison School Superintendent Reacts To Accountability Act Amendments - whnt.com
- That was quick... - OregonLive.com
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Holtzclaw was endorsed by:
- The Alabama Tea Party Express 
Holtzclaw and his wife Pam have two children.
- 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
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