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Holly Hughes
Holly Hughes.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 91
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Bachelor'sMichigan State University, 1981
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Office website
Campaign website
Holly Hughes is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 91 since January 1, 2011.

Hughes is a small business owner in the area of property management. She has also worked for her husband's company Master Tag, which manufactures horticultural tags. Additionally, she has worked with her family business Bolema Lumber, a retail hardware and lumber company.

Hughes holds a Bachelors Degree in Business from Michigan State University.


Campaign Themes

Hughes's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"Jobs are priority ONE, so that our children and grandchildren do not have to seek work elsewhere and can continue to call the Muskegon area home."


  • Excerpt:"We are judged by the way we treat our youngest and our oldest. Healthcare needs to be affordable and accessible for everyone."


  • Excerpt:"As a former school board member, Holly Hughes understands that education is the key to a brighter future and higher quality of life in Michigan."


  • Excerpt:"You deserve to keep more of your money to support your family. Lower taxes facilitate business with job growth."


  • Excerpt:"Holly Hughes has actively sought clean-up dollars from the federal and state government for the many contaminated Super Fund sites in Muskegon."

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hughes has been appointed to these committees:



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hughes defeated Max Riekse in the Republican primary.[2][3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 91 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHolly Hughes Incumbent 77.8% 3,627
Max Riekse 22.2% 1,036
Total Votes 4,663


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hughes won election to the District 91 Seat in 2010. She defeated Ken Punter in the August 3 Republican primary. She defeated Ben Gillette (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 91 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Holly Hughes (R) 16,034
Ben Gillette (D) 12,628

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hughes raised $272,386 in contributions. [4]

Her six largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Hughes, Holly $105,535
House Republican Campaign Cmte Of Michigan $49,955
Michigan Republican Party $5,000
Second District Cong Cmt Michigan $5,000
Bolger Restore Michigan Fund $5,000
Kent County Republican Cmte $5,000

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Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Holly Hughes received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]


Hughes and her husband Richard have two children.

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