Rep. Holmes pictured with family and friends after being sworn in the 132nd General Assembly
Rep. Holmes pictured with family and friends after being sworn in the 132nd General Assembly
 Rep. Holmes talking to Leader Strahorn at the 2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
Rep. Holmes talking to Leader Strahorn at the 2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
 2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
Rep. Holmes speaking on the House floor during session
Rep. Holmes speaking on the House floor during session

Glenn Holmes, a lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley and the 63rd District, begins his first term in the Ohio House of Representatives after serving as Mayor of McDonald, Ohio for nine years and as McDonald Village councilman prior.

During his leadership as mayor, Holmes was able to help save the Village of McDonald millions in healthcare costs while providing workers with quality care, resulting in a $2 million budget surplus. The village was also able to maintain investments in essential services while enhancing the community with things like a new community center and summer spla...

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Representative Holmes Serves In the Following Committees :

Federalism and Interstate RelationsInsuranceState and Local Government

07.02.18 - Holmes Urges GM To Reinvest In The Region


Regional lawmakers state Reps. John Boccieri (D-Poland), Glenn Holmes (D-Girard), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), Michael O’Brien (D-Warren), Sen. Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) and Sen. Sean O’Brien (D- Bazetta) today sent a letter* to Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors Company (GM), expressing disappointment and concern in light of the recent layoffs of second shift employees at its Lordstown Assembly plant.

“The Valley wants to continue to support GM. As this great American company evolves to meet the demands of the future, the workers at Lordstown want to evolve with the company they have devoted themselves to,” wrote the lawmakers. “There is a will to double down and train the current workforce for the jobs of tomorrow. Our workers and our communities want to continue to be a partner in a mutually beneficial relationship with GM.”

The second shift cut comes after the company cut the plant’s third shift in January 2017. In addition to the elimination of the two shifts, hundreds of workers across the supply chain have been laid off. A total of 2,700 well-paying jobs have been lost. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has been an outspoken advocate for Ohio GM jobs, calling on the company to invest in Ohio and to invest in Lordstown.

“We have people in our districts who want to go back to work and continue making a living for their families with pride and dignity. We hope GM will continue to invest in the Mahoning Valley, just as our state and our communities have invested in your company,” the lawmakers continued. “We urge you to reconsider your decision to reduce opportunities in Lordstown and throughout Ohio and instead utilize the current Lordstown location and collaborate with our creative and committed Valley workers to create a vision for the GM of tomorrow.”

The Lordstown plant has been an integral part of the Youngstown area for 52 years, with unwavering support from the Valley community.


06.27.18 - Holmes: Mahoning Valley Democrats Celebrate Passage Of House Bills 211 & 500


Regional lawmakers State Reps. Glenn W. Holmes (D-Girard) and Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) today supported legislation they believe will positively impact the Mahoning Valley Townships. The two bills, House Bills (HB) 211 and 500, passed the House, with HB 211 requiring licensure for home inspectors and HB 500 making changes to township laws in Ohio.


06.27.18 - Holmes: House Passes Councils Of Government Revisions In Senate Bill 239


State Rep. Glenn W. Holmes (D-Girard) today announced the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 230, legislation that would modify laws concerning regional councils of government (COG) by making changes to how they are regulated throughout the state, subjecting COG members to the Ethics Law and requiring that they register with the Auditor of State.  


06.07.18 - Holmes: Bill To Modify Residence Test For Income Tax Purposes Passes House


State Rep. Glenn W. Holmes (D-Girard) celebrated the passage of House Bill (HB) 292 today, which would bring a distribution center from TJX/Homegoods. The House concurred with the Senate’s version of the bill today, allowing it to move to the Governor’s desk. An amendment in the bill presented in the Senate moves a potential vote required to secure approval for the project from November 2018 to August 2018. 

“Congressman Ryan acted as the coach,” said Holmes, “Senator O’Brien was the quarterback and I caught the pass to shepherd it through the House. Teamwork prevailed to benefit the entire region. This was truly an exercise in diplomacy and consensus building, making sure there was a speaker and the process was not obstructed for political purposes.” 


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Representative Glenn W. Holmes
District 63
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-3488
Fax      (614) 719-3965
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Hometown : McDonald
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term