Lynne Holmes to seek election to county commission

Published 4:18 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Lynne Holmes recently announced her intent to seek election to the Covington County Commission.

Lynne Holmes

Holmes is now serving as the Dist. 3 commissioner and will run on the Republican ticket. She is the wife of former Commissioner Tony Holmes. They were married 49 years before he passed away in February earlier this year.

Mrs. Holmes was appointed by the governor’s office to serve in his position following the death of her husband.

“It has been an honor to sit on this commission and to serve the people of this county,” Holmes said.

Holmes was born in Andalusia and attended Andalusia High School and Lurleen B. Wallace Community College. Her parents were the late Jim and Bertie (Wise) Warren. She had one older brother, the late John Warren (Kathy Harrelson).

Holmes has four children: Brett Holmes, Brandy Hudson (Paul), Amanda Inabinett (Chris), Ashley Morgan (Justin) and also five grandchildren.

Holmes worked in Andalusia City Schools for 16 years. She became a part of the family’s pecan business in 2000.

“Our business has continued through hard work and good management. We opened our new Holmes Pecan new store in 2022,” she said.

Holmes feels there are many issues the county will be faced with in the next four years.

“These decisions will affect the public for many years. This county has to be run like a business and debt has to be paid. We cannot spend more than we have. The money belongs to the taxpayers of Covington County and should be used for what benefits the people. I humbly ask for your prayers, your vote, and support on March 5, 2024. Together, we can make a difference,” Holmes said.