Holly Grange

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Holly Grange
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 20th district
Assumed office
August 29, 2016
Preceded byRick Catlin
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUnited States Military Academy (BS)
Northern Illinois University College of Law (JD)

Holly Grange is an American politician from the state of North Carolina. A Republican, she is a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives for District 20.

Grange graduated from the United States Military Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science,[1] and served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers for nine years. She then served in the United States Army Reserve, where she was assigned to Fort Bragg. Her family settled in Illinois,[2] where she attended law school at the Northern Illinois University College of Law from 2003 to 2006.[1] After earning her Juris Doctor, she practiced law in Illinois until 2009, when her family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina.[2]

Grange was appointed to the board of directors for the North Carolina Ports Authority in 2014.[1] When incumbent State Representative Rick Catlin opted not to run for reelection in 2016, Grange ran for his seat. After Catlin resigned on August 15, Grange, who was running unopposed in the November election, was appointed to the seat.[2][3] She was reelected in 2016 and 2018.[4] Grange is running for governor of North Carolina in the 2020 election.[5] The American Conservative Union gave her an 84% evaluation in 2017.

Her husband, David, served in the Army for 30 years. They have two sons.[2]


  1. ^ a b c McGowan, Mark (April 23, 2014). "Grange appointed to N.C. Port Authority board". Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Callison, Jenny (October 7, 2016). "Grange gets jump-start on House seat". WilmingtonBiz. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  3. ^ Benjamin Schachtman (October 16, 2018). "2018 Election: Republican Holly Grange running for re-election in House District 20". Port City Daily. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  4. ^ Adam Wagner StarNews Staff. "In NC House 20, Grange wins re-election - News - Wilmington Star News - Wilmington, NC". Starnewsonline.com. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  5. ^ https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article231788048.html

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