WHO I AM

 

I am Tom Holmes, the Democratic Nominee for the Alabama Board of Education, District 1,

representing Baldwin, Butler, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Escambia, and Mobile Counties.

 

EMPLOYMENT

Retired after 13 years as CEO/Executive Director of The Arc of Alabama, Inc.

Retired after 30+ years of public service as Chief of Science and Technology Section

at the State of Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

 

PERSONAL

American citizen, native of Mobile and Alabama.

Son of Fred Sr. and Annie Jo Holmes, who are both deceased.

Brother of three siblings two brothers, Fred Jr. and Bill, and one sister, Delores.

Married my high school sweetheart, Rachael Montgomery.

Rachael and I were married for 46 years before she passed from cancer in 2012.

Rachael and I are the parents of one son, Thomas II, a 43-year-old man

with intellectual and developmental disabilities, for whom I am the primary caregiver.

 

FAITH

A CHILD of God, created in His image.

Of CHRISTIAN faith, practicing my faith as a servant leader

at Trinity Episcopal Church, Mobile, and respecting the religious BELIEFS of others.

I love the Lord my God with all my heart, with all my soul,

with all my mind, and with all my strength. I love my neighbor as myself.

An Advocate for justice and peace among all people and respect the DIGNITY of every human being.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

An Eagle Scout and a volunteer Boy Scout leader at Our Savior Catholic Church, Mobile.

Former Executive Board member, Tukabatchee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, Montgomery.

Former Board member of the Mobile Association for Retarded Citizens, Mobile.

Current Public Policy Committee member for The Arc of Alabama, Montgomery.

Current Policy and Positions Committee member for The Arc of the United States, Washington, DC.

Current Parent Advocate member of the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities, Montgomery.

Current Member, Cottage Hill Civitan Club, Mobile.

Current District 100 Member, Mobile County Democratic Executive Committee, Mobile.

Current Board President, The Arc of Mobile County, Mobile.