|Kansas House of Representatives District 125|
|1985 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Mayor, City of Plains|
|1982 – 1989|
|Bachelor's||Colorado State University (1962)|
|Birthday||October 19, 1940|
|Place of birth||Dodge City, Kansas|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Holmes served on the following committees:
- Administrative Rules and Regulations Committee, Kansas State Legislature, Chair
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Committee, Kansas House of Representatives
- Energy and Environmental Policy Committee, Kansas State Legislature, Chair
- Energy and Utilities Committee, Kansas House of Representatives, Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Holmes served on the following committees:
- Energy and Utilities Committee, House of Representatives (Chair)
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Committee, House of Representatives
- Administrative Rules and Regulations Joint Committee, State Legislature (Chair)
- Energy and Environmental Policy Joint Committee, State Legislature (Vice-Chair)
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?"
Has not sponsored any major legislation.
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.The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 125 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Carl D. Holmes Incumbent||49.7%||895|
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.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 125|
|Carl Holmes (R)||4,512||100%|
In 2010, Holmes received $24,250 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Carl Holmes's campaign in 2010|
|Kansas Association Of Realtors||$1,000|
|Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$24,250|
In 2008 Holmes collected $23,145 in donations.
Four of his largest contributors were:
|Kansas Contractors Association||$1,000|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Carl + Holmes + Kansas + Legislature
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- Official campaign website
- Kansas Legislature - Carl Holmes
- Carl Holmes on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Kansas Votes profile
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Campaign contributions: 1996,1998,2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Carl Holmes Biography
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Holmes Issue Positions
- Kansas Legislature - Bills Introduced by Member
- KNSS Radio, "Petty defeats Holmes," August 13, 2012
- The Wichita Eagle, "Two state House races await provisional ballot counts," August 9, 2012 (dead link)
- Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2012 primary (official)," accessed July 16, 2012
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 31, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2010 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 29, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2008 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 29, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Kansas 2008 - Candidates," accessed March 29, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Kansas 2010 - Candidates," accessed March 31, 2014
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions
|Kansas House of Representatives District 125
| Succeeded by|
Reid Petty (R)
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