Debbie Holmes

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Debbie Holmes
Born (1961-10-30) October 30, 1961 (age 55)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Residence Boise, Idaho, United States
Nationality American
Education Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.A. 1982), Binghamton University (M.A., 1988)
Occupation Real estate
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) M. Randall Holmes
Children Jesse, Jonathan, Joshua

Deborah "Debbie" Holmes (born October 30, 1961) is a Democratic politician from Idaho. She was the 2008 Democratic nominee for United States House of Representatives in the Idaho Second Congressional District, and faced incumbent Republican Congressman Mike Simpson in the general election.

Holmes is a trained chemist and has served as an adjunct lecturer in chemistry at Boise State University.[citation needed] Her husband, Randall, holds a Ph.D. in mathematics and is a member of the mathematics department at Boise State University.[citation needed]

Although Holmes had no prior political experience, she defeated David Sneddon in the May 27, 2008, Democratic primary with 70 percent of the vote, carrying every county in the district.[citation needed]

Holmes was defeated in the general election by Simpson by a margin of 71 to 29 percent.[1]

After the election, Holmes returned to selling real estate.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ 2008 results Archived February 20, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Jim D. Hansen
Democratic Party nominee, Idaho's 2nd congressional district
2008 (lost)
Succeeded by
Mike Crawford