2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
 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 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

02.06.18 - Holmes: Bipartisan Redistricting Reform Clears Last Legislative Hurdle Before Voters Have Final Say In May


Following months of negotiation, the Ohio House today passed Senate Joint Resolution 5, bipartisan legislation that puts a constitutional amendment before voters in May to restrict congressional gerrymandering in the state. 

“This resolution speaks to the legislature’s ability to come together and do what’s right, even in this highly stratified political environment,” said state Rep. Glenn Holmes (D-Girard). “I am confident that the deliberative process that gave us this compromise will result in better representation for all of Ohio’s citizens.”


01.18.18 - Rep. Glenn Holmes Statement On Extradition Of Claudia Hoerig


State Rep. Glenn W. Holmes (D-Girard) today released a statement following news that Claudia Hoerig, accused of killing her husband, Major Karl Hoerig, and fleeing to Brazil in March 2007, was extradited to the United States late Wednesday, ending a decade-long effort by U.S. authorities to secure her release from Brazilian custody. Hoerig’s release comes on the heels of the Ohio House’s approval of Holmes’s House Concurrent Resolution 9, which urged Brazil to deliver Ms. Hoerig to the U.S. to stand trial.


07.06.17 - Holmes: GOP Bill To Weaken Concealed Carry Protections Puts Public Safety In The Crosshairs


In a political effort to hamstring Ohio House Democratic lawmakers in a pro-gun, anti-gun debate today on the House floor, Republicans brought forward House Bill (HB) 233 for a vote, legislation that allows concealed carry permit holders to knowingly bring guns or deadly weapons into daycares, schools, airports, bars and other restricted spaces, so long as the permit holder leaves when asked to do so. Individuals who refuse to leave or return to the same business while carrying a prohibited weapon within 30 days will be subject to a fourth degree misdemeanor.

“Current law already addresses the rare mistake that gun owners may unknowingly bring their weapons into gun-free zones,” said Rep. Glenn Holmes (D-McDonald). “This bill goes too far in relaxing the responsibilities of concealed carry permit holders with the confidence that, should they be caught, there will be little to no consequence as a result of their actions. As a concealed carry license holder myself, I believe this law undermines the culture of personal responsibility that many gun owners I know, myself included, strive every day to promote.”


06.08.17 - Holmes Tapped To Lead State And Local Government Committee For House Dems


State Rep. Glenn W. Holmes (D-McDonald) this week was selected to serve as the top Democratic member of the House State and Local Government Committee.

“Having served for well over a decade as a chair of various regional planning organizations, city councilperson, and then as the mayor of McDonald, I feel well-prepared to take on this leadership role on the State and Local Government Committee,” said Holmes. “I look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise with my fellow committee members in my new capacity as ranking member.”


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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