Tom Holland

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Tom Holland
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Kansas State Senate District 3
Incumbent
In office
2009-present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Senate Minority Whip
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsNo
Education
Bachelor'sIndiana University
Master'sUniversity of Minnesota
Personal
BirthdayJuly 23, 1961
Place of birthIndianapolis
ProfessionOwner, Holland Technologies, Inc.
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification

Tom Holland (b. July 23, 1961) is a Democratic member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 3 since 2009. He was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 2003-2008. Currently, he is the Minority Caucus Chair. On February 17, 2010, Holland announced that he would be running for Governor of Kansas.[1] He was defeated by Sam Brownback in the general election.

Holland has been the owner and president of Holland Technologies, Incorporated since 1994. He founded the company in 1992. Holland Technologies, Inc. is an an Information Technology consulting and professional services firm providing IT project management, software development and network engineering services for its customers.

Holland graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1982. He went on to the University of Minnesota and earned a Masters of Business Administration in August, 1987.

Policy Positions

Senator Holland's issue positions according to his campaign website:[2]

  • Help Kansas economy by encouraging small businesses
  • Crack down on illegal immigration
  • Public education funding.
  • Inexpensive healthcare
  • Renewable and nuclear energy policy
  • Property taxes should be reduced

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Holland served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce
Assessment and Taxation
Interstate Cooperation
Federal and State Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Holland served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Holland served on these committees:

Medicaid

On the campaign trail, Tom Holland reacts to news that Medicaid legislation may provide $50 million windfall for Kansas budget.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Holland won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 3. Holland ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Anthony Brown (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Kansas State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Holland Incumbent 53.2% 16,678
     Republican Anthony Brown 46.8% 14,658
Total Votes 31,336

2010

See also: Kansas gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Holland was defeated by Sam Brownback (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Holland was unopposed in the August 3 primary.

Oct. 7, 2010 debate

In the gubernatorial debate on October 7, 2010 on KWCH all four candidates for Kansas governor said they’re against the statewide smoking ban and the hypocrisy of exempting the state-owned casinos from the ban.

Holland said:

In the legislature, I voted against the statewide smoking ban. I believe these issues are best left to local control, local units of government.[7]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Holland was elected to the 3rd District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Roger C. Pine (R) and Patrick Wilbur (L).[8] Holland raised $190,461 for his campaign, while Pine raised $100,094 and Wilbur raised $5,085.[9]

Kansas State Senate, District 3 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Holland (D) 18,896 48.4%
Roger C. Pine (R) 17,998 46.1
Patrick Wilbur (L) 2,130 5.4%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Holland is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Holland raised a total of $1,170,259 during that time period. This information was last updated on 5/30/2013.[10]

Tom Holland's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 3 Won $151,330
2010 Governor/Kansas State Senate, District 3* Defeated $704,054
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 3 Won $190,461
2006 Kansas State House, District 10 Won $52,211
2004 Kansas State House, District 10 Won $52,830
2002 Kansas State House, District 10 Won $19,373
Grand Total Raised $1,170,259
*In 2010, Holland raised $7,695 for his Senate seat, which was not up for re-election, and $696,359 for the Governor race, which he lost.

2012

Holland Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Holland raised a total of $151,330.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Holland's campaign in 2012
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte of Kansas$20,000
Wichita-Hutchinson Labor Federation$2,000
Kansas State U A W Pac$2,000
Heavy Constructors Association$2,000
Kansas National Education Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$151,330
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Holland Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Holland raised a total of $7,695. Holland lost the election for the Governor of Kansas in 2010. During that election cycle, Holland raised a total of $696,359.

2008

Holland won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Holland raised a total of $190,461.

2006

Holland won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Holland raised a total of $52,211.

2004

Holland won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Holland raised a total of $52,830.

2002

Holland won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Holland raised a total of $19,373.

Scorecards

Kansas Economic Freedom Index

The Kansas Economic Freedom Index is a project of Bob Weeks, creator of the blog Voice For Liberty in Wichita. The purpose of the Index "is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t."[11] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.

2010

Tom Holland received a rating of 0% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index. Holland's score of 0 was the lowest of any senator.[12]

Kansas Freedom Index

The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.[13]

2013

Tom Holland received a score of 22.4% in the 2013 index.[14]

Personal

Holland is married to Barbara. Together they have four children: Thomas, Derek, Brandon and Louisa.

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See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roger C. Pine
Kansas State Senate District 3
2009–present
Succeeded by
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