Trey Hollingsworth

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Trey Hollingsworth
Trey Hollingsworth official photo.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Todd Young
Personal details
Born Joseph Albert Hollingsworth III
(1983-09-12) September 12, 1983 (age 34)
Clinton, Tennessee, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kelly Francis
Education University of Pennsylvania (BS)
Georgetown University (MPP)
Website House website

Joseph Albert "Trey" Hollingsworth III /ˈhɒlɪŋzˌwɜːrθ/ (born September 12, 1983) is an American businessman and politician who is the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 9th congressional district, serving since 2017. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Early life and education[edit]

Hollingsworth was born in Clinton, Tennessee. He attended the Webb School in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the University of Pennsylvania, graduating from the Wharton School. After graduating from Wharton, Hollingsworth founded Hollingsworth Capital Partners, which specialized in rebuilding old manufacturing sites and returning them to service. He also founded an aluminum remanufacturing company.[1]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

2016 campaign[edit]

Hollingsworth moved to Jeffersonville, Indiana in September 2015.[2] He declared his campaign for the United States House of Representatives in Indiana's 9th congressional district in October 2015.[3][4][5] Running in the Republican Party primary election against Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and State Senators Erin Houchin and Brent Waltz, Hollingsworth won with 34% of the vote.[6] He defeated Democratic nominee Shelli Yoder in the November general election[3] with 54% of the vote.[7]

2018 campaign[edit]

Hollingsworth's opponents in the 2018 election include Rob Chatlos, a local businessman and truck driver; Dan Canon, an attorney; and Liz Watson.[8][9]

Tenure[edit]

Hollingsworth was sworn into office on January 3, 2017. He has promised to serve no more than eight years (four terms) in the House.[10]

In December 2017, due to a security threat, Hollingsworth canceled a town hall meeting on tax reform.[8]

Legislature[edit]

In December 2017, Hollingsworth voted for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.[11]

Committee assignments[edit]

Political positions[edit]

Domestic issues[edit]

Health care[edit]

Hollingsworth supports the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). He considers the act government overreach and prefers a private insurance system.[12]

International issues[edit]

Immigration and refugees[edit]

Hollingsworth opposes the resettlement of Syrian refugees.[12]

Barack Obama[edit]

In April 2016, Hollingsworth called Obama's leadership a "failure."[12]

Social issues[edit]

Abortion[edit]

Hollingsworth is pro-life. He supports defunding Planned Parenthood. In 2017, Hollingsworth posted on social media a statistic showing that Bloomington, Indiana had seen an increase in abortions in 2016.[13][14][15] The Indiana State Department reported that Indiana saw a decline in abortions compared to the prior year.[16] He supports requiring health care providers to notify parents if their underage child seeks an abortion.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Hollingsworth married Kelly Francis at the Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trey Hollingsworth for Congress – rich carpetbagger or breath of fresh air?". Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ GOVTRACKER, Megan Banta,. "Trey Hollingsworth, a Republican from Jeffersonville, will seek 9th District seat". Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Yoder, Hollingsworth locked in tight battle". Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Attorney General Greg Zoeller Joining Congressional Race | News". Indiana Public Media. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ Evans, Tim (April 30, 2016). "East Tennessee native Trey Hollingsworth for Congress in Indiana – rich carpetbagger or breath of fresh air?". Knoxnews.com. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ "East Tennessee native wins GOP primary for Indiana congressional seat". Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Indiana U.S. House 9th District Results: Trey Hollingsworth Wins". The New York Times. November 17, 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Haggerty, Taylor. "Hollingsworth Cancels Town Hall Meeting Over Safety Concerns". News. Indiana Public Media. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  9. ^ Malik, Siddique. "9th District candidate Dan Canon can help rescue America from sad state of affairs | Opinion". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  10. ^ Elizabeth Beilman, News and Tribune. "U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth introduces term limits bill". 
  11. ^ Almukhtar, Sarah (19 December 2017). "How Each House Member Voted on the Tax Bill". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  12. ^ a b c Bomber, Max. "Q&A: Meet Trey Hollingsworth, running for the 9th Congressional District - TheStatehouseFile.com | TheStatehouseFile.com". The Statehouse File. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  13. ^ Hollingsworth, Trey (July 10, 2017). "Representative Trey Hollingsworth Facebook Post, 7/10/17". Facebook.com. Retrieved February 27, 2018. 
  14. ^ Indiana State, Department of Health (June 30, 2017). "2016 Terminated Pregnancy Report" (PDF). Indiana.gov. Retrieved February 27, 2018. 
  15. ^ Department of Health, Indiana State (June 30, 2016). "2015 Terminated Pregnancy Report" (PDF). Indiana.gov. Retrieved February 27, 2018. 
  16. ^ Saliby, Sophia. "Hollingsworth Sparks Controversy Over Planned Parenthood Comments". ndiana Public Media. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  17. ^ "Trey Hollingsworth on Abortion". On The Issues. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  18. ^ "Garden and Glitz". Charleston Style & Design Magazine. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Todd Young
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th congressional district

January 3, 2017–present
Incumbent
Current U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Clay Higgins
R-Louisiana
United States Representatives by seniority
396th
Succeeded by
Pramila Jayapal
D-Washington