Carl Holmes

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Carl Holmes
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Kansas House of Representatives District 125
Former Member
In office
1985 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Plains
1982 – 1989
Education
Bachelor'sColorado State University (1962)
Personal
BirthdayOctober 19, 1940
Place of birthDodge City, Kansas
ProfessionLand Manager
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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Carl Holmes is a former Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 125 from 1985 to 2013.

Prior to his election to the House, Holmes served as mayor of the city of Plains from 1982 to 1989. Since 1962 he has worked as a land manager of Holmes Farms.

Holmes received his BBA from Colorado State University.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Holmes served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Holmes served on the following committees:

Issues

Holmes refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[2]

Has not sponsored any major legislation.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Holmes ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 125. He was defeated by Reid Petty in the August 7 Republican primary. No candidates filed to run in the Democratic primary. Holmes lost to Petty by nine votes, according to counting of provisional ballots on August 13, 2012. The official tally confirmed this difference.[4][5]The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 125 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngReid Petty 50.3% 904
Carl D. Holmes Incumbent 49.7% 895
Total Votes 1,799

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Holmes won re-election to the 125th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the GOP primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Holmes was re-elected to the 125th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition.[9] He raised $23,145 for his campaign.[10]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 125
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngCarl Holmes (R) 4,512 100%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Holmes received $24,250 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[11]

Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carl Holmes's campaign in 2010
Kansas Association Of Realtors$1,000
AT&T$1,000
Oneok Inc$1,000
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation$1,000
Exxonmobil$950
Total Raised in 2010 $24,250

2008

In 2008 Holmes collected $23,145 in donations.[12]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
AT&T $1,500
Pioneer Communications $1,000
Westar Energy $1,000
Kansas Contractors Association $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 125
1985–2013
Succeeded by
Reid Petty (R)