MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Senator Jimmy Holley (R-Elba) announced that he will not seek re-election in 2022, retiring after nearly 48 years of service to the state. Senator Holley was first elected to represent Alabama’s 31st district in the State Senate in 1998 and served in the House of Representatives for 20 years prior to his time in the Senate. President Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) and Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) released the following statements recognizing Senator Holley’s significant impact in the state legislature:

“Senator Jimmy Holley is an institution in the Alabama Senate, and our body will not be the same without him. I appreciate the decades of service he has given to his district and to our state in his long tenure in the Senate, and I am grateful for the wisdom and experience he has shared with our membership,” said Reed. “I have enjoyed learning from and working with him over the years, and I am thankful for his extensive service to the state of Alabama.”

“I know I speak for all members of the Senate Republican Caucus when I say that Senator Jimmy Holley will be sincerely missed in this body,” Scofield said. “Senator Holley’s dedication to his district and to our state is exemplified in his many years of service, and his work to make Alabama a better place has proven him to be a true public servant and a great statesman. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from him not only as a colleague, but also as a friend. He has been an influential mentor to me over the years, and I wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Senator Holley represents Alabama’s 31st district which includes Coffee, Pike, Dale, and Covington counties. His current term ends on November 7, 2022.