Linda Holmes

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Linda Holmes
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 42nd district
Assumed office
January 2007 (2007-Jan)
Preceded by Edward Petka
Personal details
Born (1959-03-16) March 16, 1959 (age 62)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mike Holmes (divorced)
Residence Aurora, Illinois
Alma mater National Louis University
Profession Small Business Owner

Linda Holmes (born March 16, 1959) is a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 42nd District since 2007. The 42nd district includes all or parts of Aurora, Boulder Hill, Montgomery, Naperville, North Aurora and Oswego.[1]

Prior to her service in the Illinois Senate, she served on the Kane County Board.[2]

Early Life & Career

A lifelong resident of Illinois, Holmes graduated from National Louis University with a bachelor's degree and worked as a research analyst at Conway-Milliken. She later became a project manager at Data Research before leaving to run a business with her husband at the time, Creative Carpentry Remodelers Inc.[3]

In 2004, Holmes was elected to the Kane County Board where she was chosen to serve on the Forest Preserve District Board.[2][3]

Illinois State Senator

Senator Holmes was first sworn into office in 2007. In the Illinois Sentate, Senator Holmes serves as the Chairperson of the State Government & Veterans Affairs Committee. Her other committee assignments are Agriculture and Conservation, Gaming, Labor and Local Government.[4]


  1. Veeneman, Drew. "Map of 42 District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "About Linda Holmes". Citizens for Linda Holmes. Retrieved 2012-12-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Senator Linda Holmes's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2012-12-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Senator Biography". Illinois General Assembly. Retrieved 2012-12-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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