|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 9th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2017
|Preceded by||Todd Young|
Joseph Albert Hollingsworth III
September 12, 1983
Clinton, Tennessee, U.S.
Kelly Francis (m. 2014)
|Residence||Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.|
|Education||University of Pennsylvania (BS)|
Georgetown University (MPP)
|Net worth||$50.1 million (2018)|
Joseph Albert "Trey" Hollingsworth III // (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. Hollingsworth serves as the Vice Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets and a member of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion.
Before serving in the House of Representatives, Hollingsworth was a small-business owner. After college, he began renovating and rehabilitating abandoned industrial sites. In 2008, Hollingsworth partnered with businessmen and chemists to start an aluminum remanufacturing operation in Indiana. As of 2017, that facility has produced over 1.8 billion pounds of aluminum.
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 U.S. House of Representatives
- 3 Political positions
- 4 Electoral history
- 5 Personal life
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Early life and education
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 with his father, Joe Hollingsworth Jr., as a silent partner. The company specialized in rebuilding old manufacturing sites and returning them to service. He also founded an aluminum remanufacturing company.
U.S. House of Representatives
Hollingsworth moved to Jeffersonville, Indiana in September 2015. He declared his campaign for the United States House of Representatives in Indiana's 9th congressional district in October 2015. 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. He defeated Democratic nominee Shelli Yoder in the November general election with 54% of the vote. Hollingsworth self-financed his first campaign, personally contributing $3.1 million, which accounted for most of the $3.5 million he raised for the race.
Hollingsworth defeated Democratic nominee Liz Watson in the 2018 midterm elections 59% to 41%. Watson was endorsed by Elizabeth Warren. In 2019, Watson moved to Washington, D.C. to lead the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center.
Hollingsworth was sworn into office on January 3, 2017. He has promised to serve no more than eight years (four terms) in the House.
- Committee on Financial Services
Immigration and refugees
In April 2016, Hollingsworth called President Obama's leadership a "failure."
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. The Indiana State Department reported that Indiana saw a decline in abortions compared to the prior year. He supports requiring health care providers to notify parents if their underage child seeks an abortion.
The American Conservative Union has given him a lifetime congressional rating of 88%.
Hollingsworth voted to disapprove of President Trump’s policy to ban transgender people from openly serving in the military, saying “the honor of serving our country and protecting American freedoms should be open to anyone who can pass the physical, psychological, and medical exams.”
- "Ranking the Net Worth of the 115th". Retrieved August 5, 2019.
- "Biography". Retrieved December 10, 2019.
- "Ranking the Net Worth of the 115th". Retrieved August 5, 2019.
- https://hollingsworthcos.com/about/history/founder/. Retrieved October 17, 2019. Missing or empty
- "Trey Hollingsworth for Congress – rich carpetbagger or breath of fresh air?". Retrieved November 8, 2016.
- Banta, Megan (October 21, 2015). "Trey Hollingsworth, a Republican from Jeffersonville, will seek 9th District seat". Hoosier Times. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
- "Yoder, Hollingsworth locked in tight battle". Retrieved November 8, 2016.
- "Attorney General Greg Zoeller Joining Congressional Race | News". Indiana Public Media. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
- 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.
- "East Tennessee native wins GOP primary for Indiana congressional seat". Retrieved November 8, 2016.
- "Indiana U.S. House 9th District Results: Trey Hollingsworth Wins". The New York Times. November 17, 2016. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
- Schneider, Grace (November 6, 2018). "Trey Hollingsworth cruises to win over Liz Watson in Indiana's 9th District". Courier Journal. USA Today Network. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
- "US Sen. Warren endorses Watson for 9th District". Hoosier Times. 6/26/2018. Check date values in:
- Costello, Becca (1/14/2019). "Liz Watson To Lead Congressional Progressive Caucus Center". Indiana public media. Check date values in:
- Elizabeth Beilman, News and Tribune. "U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth introduces term limits bill".
- Haggerty, Taylor. "Hollingsworth Cancels Town Hall Meeting Over Safety Concerns". News. Indiana Public Media. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
- Almukhtar, Sarah (December 19, 2017). "How Each House Member Voted on the Tax Bill". The New York Times. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
- Bomber, Max. "Q&A: Meet Trey Hollingsworth, running for the 9th Congressional District - TheStatehouseFile.com | TheStatehouseFile.com". The Statehouse File. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
- Hollingsworth, Trey (July 10, 2017). "Representative Trey Hollingsworth Facebook Post, 7/10/17". Facebook.com. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
- Indiana State, Department of Health (June 30, 2017). "2016 Terminated Pregnancy Report" (PDF). Indiana.gov. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
- Department of Health, Indiana State (June 30, 2016). "2015 Terminated Pregnancy Report" (PDF). Indiana.gov. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
- Saliby, Sophia. "Hollingsworth Sparks Controversy Over Planned Parenthood Comments". ndiana Public Media. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
- "Trey Hollingsworth on Abortion". On The Issues. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
- Lange, Kaitlin. "GOP Rep. Hollingsworth of Indiana joins Democrats in rebuking Trump's transgender military ban". IndyStar.
- "Indiana's 9th congressional district election, 2016". Retrieved November 9, 2016.
- "Indiana's 9th congressional district election, 2018". Retrieved November 6, 2018.
- "Garden and Glitz". Charleston Style & Design Magazine. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
- "Rep. Hollingsworth Welcomes First Child - Roll Call". Retrieved October 15, 2018.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Trey Hollingsworth.|
- Congressman Trey Hollingsworth official U.S. House website
- Trey Hollingsworth for Congress official campaign website
- Trey Hollingsworth at Curlie
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority
|115th||Senate: J. Donnelly • T. Young||House: P. Visclosky • A. Carson • L. Bucshon • T. Rokita • S. Brooks • L. Messer • J. Walorski • J. Banks • T. Hollingsworth|
|116th||Senate: T. Young • M. Braun||House: P. Visclosky • A. Carson • L. Bucshon • S. Brooks • J. Walorski • J. Banks • T. Hollingsworth • J. Baird • G. Pence|