The Alabama Legislature has passed a joint resolution honoring Senator Jimmy Holley (R-Elba) by naming a stretch of Highway 84 in Coffee County in his name. Highway 84 from the county line to its end in the city of Enterprise (with the exception of Highway 84 that passes through New Brockton, which is currently named the Heroes Highway) shall henceforth be known as the Senator Jimmy W. Holley Highway. The resolution was drafted and co-sponsored by thirty-four of Senator Holley’s colleagues in the Alabama Senate, and approved by the House of Representatives.
“Senator Holley has served the people of Alabama with honor and distinction,” said Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed. “He has always worked hard for his constituents in the wiregrass district, and it is a pleasure to honor his service by naming Highway 84 after him”
A native of Coffee County and a graduate of Elba High School, Senator Holley was elected to the House of Representatives in 1974, where he served for five terms. In 1998, Senator Holley was elected to the Senate, where is currently serving his fifth term. He and his wife, Mary, have two sons, both married, who live in Elba where they own and operate Southeast Pharmaceuticals. In 2007, Senator Holley retired from working in the administration at Troy University, and now works with his sons at Southeast Pharmaceuticals. He and Mary are the proud grandparents of Dylan and Cooper.
“It has been my honor to serve the people of southeast Alabama in the Legislature,” said Senator Holley. “It means a great deal to me for my colleagues in the Legislature to name Highway 84 after me. Mary and I have been blessed to call southeast Alabama home for many years. The opportunity to serve my friends and neighbors in the Legislature, to represent their concerns in Montgomery, is a privilege.”
Senator Jimmy Holley represents State Senate District 31 in the Alabama State Senate, which includes all or parts of Pike, Coffee, Dale, and Covington Counties. He serves as Chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.