Charlie L. Holley

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Charlie L. Holley
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Alabama, District 5
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabma-Huntsville
Master'sHeritage Bible College, 2010
Place of birthLimestone County, Alabama
ProfessionComputer Administrator
Campaign website
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Charlie L. Holley was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Alabama. He was defeated by Mo Brooks in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]


Holley graduated from the University of Alabama-Huntsville with a Bachelor's degree in management information systems. He went on to receive his MA in biblical counseling from Heritage Bible College in 2010. He is the founder of CL Holley Ministries Incorporated. Holley is also employed as a computer administrator for Huntsville Hospital.


Campaign themes


Holley's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "Here in Huntsville many private industries have come to life because of government programs like BRAC. The government is directly responsible for jobs on the Arsenal, NASA, Research Park, and many private industries that feed off government programs. This is why Sequestration is bad for Huntsville and the Fifth District."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Closing loopholes and expiring certain tax rates should allow us to reduce the deficit faster, balance the budget sooner, and bring us back to a surplus. I realize my opponent and others will insist that closing loopholes and expiring tax breaks for the most wealthy will result in a loss of jobs."
  • Social Programs
Excerpt: "The right thing to do is “De-fraud” them, not “De-fund” them. Simply De-funding social programs may get some fraudulent persons off them, but it will also throw some truly needy persons out in the cold."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "I support the Affordable Care Act. It is a work in progress. There are some things that need to be changed, modified, added, or removed. This isn’t surprising given the complexity of healthcare reform. We need to continue to adjust the law to properly address the various issues that arise."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "We must acknowledge there are problems caused by illegal immigration. However, I believe we should address these problems and develop immigration reform from the Federal level as the constitution mandates. We need to firmly secure the borders."



See also: Alabama's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Holley ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Alabama's 5th District. He was unopposed in the March 13 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Mo Brooks in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

U.S. House, Alabama District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Charlie L. Holley 34.9% 101,772
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMo Brooks Incumbent 64.9% 189,185
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 336
Total Votes 291,293
Source: Alabama Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Holley's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Holley lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Holley's campaign committee raised a total of $55,892 and spent $55,874.[4]


Holley and his wife, Cassandra, have two children.

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