Greg Holmes ran for the U.S. Senate in 2016.
Greg Holmes worked for the Hogan administration
Before launching his 2016 U.S. Senate campaign, Greg Holmes, a Republican, worked in Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration.
Holmes at the time was the Maryland Transit Administration‘s director of governmental affairs.
He resigned his position within the Hogan administration to run for U.S. Senate.
Holmes launched U.S. Senate campaign in February 2016
Mr. Holmes officially jumped into Maryland’s 2016 U.S. Senate Republican primary in February 2016.
“Today, I filed to run to represent the great state of Maryland in the United States Senate,” Holmes said in a statement.”
“Our country is at a crossroads, and it is time that new leadership steps and stands firm with the constitution.”
Holmes’ Campaign Announcement
Greg Holmes first announced that he was running for the U.S. Senate on Jan. 27, 2016, as a guest on A Miner Detail Podcast.
Running as a libertarian Republican
In 2016, Holmes backed U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for president.
Like Paul, Holmes described himself as more of a libertarian Republican.
14 Maryland Republicans competed in the 2016 U.S. Senate Republican primary:
- State Del. Kathy Szeliga (R-Baltimore)
- Richard J. Douglas, a 2012 Republican U.S. Senate candidate
- Chris Chaffee
- Sean P. Connor
- John Graziani
- Joseph David Hooe
- Chrys Kefalas
- Mark McNicholas
- Lynn Richardson
- Anthony Seda
- Richard Shawver
- Dave Wallace
- Gary Thomas Yarrington
Maryland 2016 U.S. Senate Republican primary results
Holmes placed ninth out of 14 candidates, earning 4.3% of the vote.
Maryland’s 2016 primary election was held on April 26 that year.
Greg Holmes remains involved with Maryland politics.