February 9, 2018
Qualifying with the Alabama Democratic Party closed at 5:00 P.M. Tom Holmes is the only Democratic candidate who qualifies for State Senate District 35.
January 9, 2018
Today, Tom Holmes of Mobile, announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the Alabama State Senate, District 35, in the Democratic Primary on June 5, 2018 and qualified with the Alabama Democratic Party.
Holmes, a native of Mobile, completed a 22+ year career of leadership in Alabama state government in 2001, serving twice in the Office of former Governor Fob James. In 2014 he retired from The Arc of Alabama after a 13-year career as a leader and advocate for people with disabilities and their families at the state and federal levels. Holmes is a graduate of Murphy High School, Mobile College (now University of Mobile), and Jacksonville State University (Alabama). He also completed additional graduate study at Auburn University.
Holmes stated, “I believe it is time for new leadership in the Alabama State Senate. We have serious problems in our state and country and we need serious representatives to solve them. I am convinced that I can work with other members of the Alabama Legislature across party lines and other barriers to develop consensus, and to offer reasonable solutions to state issues and problems in the best public interest and for the common good of all Alabamians.
I believe that I can fully represent the interests of all citizens of Senate District 35. I intend to conduct an open and honest campaign for this office and ask all citizens to join in supporting me.