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

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

03.01.17 - Holmes Announces Bipartisan Bill To Modernize State Domestic Violence Laws Clears Ohio House


State Reps. Glenn W. Holmes (D-McDonald) and John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today announced the recent House passage of House Bill (HB) 1, a bipartisan legislation to modernize Ohio’s domestic violence laws. Joint-sponsored by Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) and Rep. Nathan Manning (R-N. Ridgeville), HB 1 will allow victims of dating violence to obtain civil protective orders against their attacker, a protection currently allowed in every state except Ohio and Georgia.

“As a father and a grandfather, I am glad to see the legislature modernize our domestic violence laws,” said Holmes. “Violence against women cannot be tolerated, and the perpetrator should always be held accountable. I am proud to co-sponsor this legislation that will protect thousands of vulnerable Ohioans.”


02.22.17 - Valley Lawmakers, Mahoning County Commissioners Team Up To Fight State Budget Cuts


State Reps. John Boccieri (D-Poland), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), Glenn Holmes (D-McDonald) and Mike O’Brien (D-Warren) this morning hosted all three Mahoning County commissioners for a meeting with House Finance Committee Chairman Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton). 

Commissioners David C. Ditzler, Carol Rimedio-Righetti and Anthony Traficanti traveled to Columbus to voice their concerns regarding the negative local impact of Gov. John Kasich’s proposed fix to the Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) tax formula.  

“I’m pleased our delegation’s meeting request to the budget chairmen was granted, and that our commissioners had the opportunity to express their concerns about local revenue loss,” said Boccieri. “The chairmen demonstrated that the legislature is still open to listening to local officials who are on the frontlines and can provide essential perspectives on what will keep our local communities strong and transportation systems running.” 


02.02.17 - Holmes Expresses Support For Efforts To Fight Against Human Trafficking


State Rep. Glenn Holmes (D-McDonald) applauded the awareness raised by today’s eighth annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day at the Ohio Statehouse. The event brought together law enforcement officials, advocates and survivors from all over the nation for a day of discussion on ways to raise awareness and fight back against human trafficking in Ohio.

“I applaud my fellow legislators for their time and dedication on this important and pressing humanitarian issue,” said Holmes. “Although we have made great strides to expand awareness and increase treatment options for victims, modern day slavery still affects thousands of Ohioans every day. I’m confident in our ability not only as a state, but as a nation to continue this fight together to help as many victims as possible reach safety.”


01.23.17 - Valley Legislators Pen Letter To Governor: 'Cuts To Revenue Share Are Devastating'


State Reps. John Boccieri (D-Poland), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Glenn Holmes (D-McDonald) last week wrote a letter to Gov. John Kasich urging him to preserve the revenue local governments and public transit systems receive from the Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) tax. The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have given Ohio a deadline of June 30, 2017 to remedy its MCO tax structure so that it complies with CMS policy, but any changes may threaten the millions of dollars local communities currently receive from the tax. 

“As a former mayor, I know that communities across Ohio depend on MCO tax revenue to keep their public transportation networks, local infrastructure projects and police and fire departments afloat,” said Holmes. “I’m looking forward to working with the governor and my colleagues in the legislature to find a replacement revenue stream, as further cutbacks to these vital services are unacceptable.”


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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
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