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George E.B. Holding
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U.S. House, North Carolina, District 13
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 2
PredecessorBrad Miller (D)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,685,833
Term limitsN/A
High schoolGroton School
Bachelor'sWake Forest University
J.D.Wake Forest University
Date of birthApril 17, 1968
Place of birthRaleigh, North Carolina
Net worth$6,436,027
Office website
Campaign website
George E.B. Holding (b. August 17, 1968 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing North Carolina's 13th congressional district. Holding was first elected to the House in 2012 for North Carolina's 13th congressional district on November 6, 2012. Watt is currently serving his first term. [1]

Holding is set to run for re-election in North Carolina's 13th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his congressional career Holding served the Federal Prosecuter's Office in Raleigh, N.C. uner Attorney Frank Whitney until he was appointed by former U.S. President George W. Bush to succeed Whitney as Prosecuter.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Holding is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.


Holding grew up in Raleigh. He attended Groton School in Massachusetts and then graduated from Wake Forest University in 1990. He went on to get his J.D. from Wake Forest as well in 1996. [3]


  • 2006-2011: U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of North Carolina
    • One of his more high profile cases involved initiating the prosecution of former Democratic Senator John Edwards. He had resigned to run for Congress, and did not participate in the bulk of the hearing.[3]
  • 2002-2006: Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of North Carolina[3]
  • 2001-2002: Practicing lawyer[3]
  • 1999-2001: Legislative aide, Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C.[3]
  • 1996-1999: Practicing lawyer[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Holding serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
  • Committee on Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
    • Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
    • Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law



See also: North Carolina's 13th congressional district elections, 2012

"Unfunded Liabilities"


Holding ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 13th District. Holding won the nomination on the Republican ticket. [5] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. The primary took place on May 8, 2012.[6] Holding defeated Paul Coble and Bill Randall in the Republican primary.[7]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[8] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[8]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Charles Malone 43.2% 160,115
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge E.B. Holding 56.8% 210,495
Total Votes 370,610
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, North Carolina District 13 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Holding 43.5% 37,341
Paul Y. Coble 34.2% 29,354
Bill Randall 22.3% 19,119
Total Votes 85,814


In March 2012, Holding released a 30-second campaign ad titled "Unfunded Liabilities," that attacks rival Paul Coble's fiscal record.

On April 30, 2012, Holding released a second 30-second ad titled "Unglued."

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Holding is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Holding raised a total of $1,685,833 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[9]

George Holding's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 13) Won $1,685,833
Grand Total Raised $1,685,833


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

Holding won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Holding's campaign committee raised a total of $1,685,833 and spent $1,673,724.[10]


Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Holding missed 3 of 108 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 2.8% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[11]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - The Center for Responsive Politics, Holding's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $3,942,054 to $8,930,000. That averages to $6,436,027, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232.[12]

Percentage voting with party

June 2013

George E.B. Holding voted with the Republican Party 95.6% of the time, which ranked 51 among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[13]


He is married to his wife, Lucy. Together, they have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brad Miller
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 13
Succeeded by