Monday, December 29, 2014

Holland wants to come back.

Representative Steve Holland (D-Party City) issued the following press release:

From: Representative Steve Holland
Contact: 662 840 5000

E mail:

Plantersville, MS-- Citing 31 years of consecutive service in the Mississippi House of
Representatives, State Representative Steve Holland (D-Plantersville) announces today that, after much reflection and meditation, he is ready, able, healthy and prepared to offer again his
longstanding commitment to serving to the people of District 16.

Holland said, “I am today announcing that I will be a candidate for re-election in 2015 to the
Mississippi House of Representatives. After battling major health issues in 2014, I am back on
my feet, energized, and remain committed to responsible governance.”

Holland thinks his wealth of legislative knowledge, his mature leadership skills and his strong
commitment to public education, good transportation systems, public safety and affordable,
accessible health care are needed the next 4 years.

Holland added, “The people have been mighty good to me over 8 terms. The years have
tempered my judgment and allowed me to make choices that have changed lives in health care,
public education, modern transportation systems and infrastructure demands. I have learned to
compromise, to balance principles with pragmatism, to provide opportunities through good public
policy for everyone—to build a community for all people in Mississippi especially to those who
cannot help themselves. I believe my 31-year record reflects a triumph of evidence over
ideology. I have worked hard in the House, I have been honest and forthright in my belief that
the government can help lift people up and that it can bind together our communities. I think
people will agree that I am a ‘hands on, up close and personal’ representative who has responded
to literally thousands of constituent requests for help in navigating the government over the
years. Mankind is truly my business.”

A fifth generation Lee Countian, Holland, along with his Mother, Lee County Justice Court Judge
Sadie M. Holland, are the owners/operators of Holland Funeral Directors in Tupelo, Nettleton and
Okolona. His wife, the former Gloria Temple, is the sitting Mayor of Plantersville and his eldest
brother, Billy Joe Holland, is the 5th District Lee County Board of Supervisors member.

Holland said, “The Holland’s have always had a strong sense of civic responsibility. I am proud
to be a part of a family and a community that values commitment to public life. I simply am not
finished with the work that needs to be done for all our people. With gratitude for your past
loyalty and support, I am asking that you allow me to work for you for the betterment of all

RE ELECT STEVE HOLLAND—“Still the Real Deal!”


Anonymous said...

I'll just bet he does!

Anonymous said...

With his new district, Holland needs to make sure a black candidate doesn't get in the race.

Anonymous said...

Holland family is ..."dedicated to public service" or "dedicated to feeding at the public trough"? Poor folks in suburbs of Tupelo seem to be getting screwed by the Holland bunch.

Must like it though - they keep sending him down to Jackson. And they send their youth to learn how the system works - starting as pages in the House.

Anonymous said...

Poor folks in suburbs of Tupelo seem to be getting screwed by the Holland bunch.


Anonymous said...

Steve Holland is the only democrat that would ever get my vote because he's one of the few politicians to stand up to the illegals and rename the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of America!

Enough Trough Time said...

Is there a more arrogant asshole still alive, other than Holland? He needs to be on a back-hoe, funeralizin' the good folks in northeast Mississippi instead of slowly screwing them as their representatives. What, other than self egrandizement, has this turd ever done for this state? Please list. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

To: Enough Trough Time (@3:56), you asked, "Is there a more arrogant asshole still alive, other than Holland?"

Answer: Yes, Representative Mark Baker is a more arrogant asshole! Even if you despise AG Jim Hood, you should recognize that Mark Baker would be worse as attorney general. Maybe someone told that to Baker and that is why Baker decided not to run for AG.

Anonymous said...

Steve Seale, another would-be attorney general and overall legend-in-his-own-mind, is a more arrogant asshole that Holland, Baker, or Hood. Discuss...

Anonymous said...

He who can point to a legislator that is above politics please name that legislator. I guarantee that we can find fault with him or her. That's what we do best while hiding behind our snarky anonymous posts.

Anonymous said...

5:24, while you may think that Mark Baker - or anyone for that matter - is a more arrogant asshole than Holland, you just haven't been keeping up.

Baker, nor any other member of the MS Legislature in my memory has had to go to the well of the House and apologize for his totally arrogant, asshole, out-of-line, drunken statements and behavior. And Holland hasn't done it just once. Or twice. He has had to go multiple times and ask for forgiveness for the drunken behavior he has exhibited in the Capitol, many times long before noon! Each time it has been the same speech: He has asked his family for help; talked with his preacher; asked his God for forgiveness. And then apologized to all that he offended.

No. Baker has never been put in that position. Nor has any other member - and Lord knows there are plenty that need to ask for some forgiveness. But Holland is so bad that he has been to the well to ask his fellow members to forgive his asshole behavior.

Yes, I think the earlier guy got it correct. There is no other more arrogant, beligerant asshole in the entire legislature.

Anonymous said...

To 9:04, this is 5:24. I am not aware of any drunken behavior by Baker. Therefore, I now agree with you that Holland is number 1 followed closely by number 2 - Mark Baker.

Anonymous said...

2:22 - you obviously miss the irony in the last paragraph/sentence of the post.

Of course we understand that many in NE MS want to keep their eyes closed to the actions of the individuals they send to Jackson. Too bad those that are given the responsibility to look after our youth have kept their eyes closed as well

Anonymous said...

You rankin county assholes defending baker realize that he epitomizes the brand of person that causes ms to be last in everything every year. you 4 wheeler financing rednecks buy it hook, line and sinker long as he is wearing his little cross on his lapel. haha

and seale is more like tate reeves than baker. you can tell his is more pandering than a sincere redneck.

Anonymous said...

Damn 9:58 - you must be able to read something into posts that I miss. I can't find anybody - Rankin Countian or otherwise - that has defended Baker. All I see is comments about the original post and what an asshole Holland is - and maybe about Holland's likes of assholes. Commenting that Baker is not as much of an asshole as Holland is not much of a defense, IMHO.

And besides, I'd bet most of the comments on here aren't made by residents of Rankin County.

Anonymous said...

Holland should retire.

Enough Trough Time said...

@ 8:59.... Is that you again, Cecil?

By the way, it does not take months to recover from gall bladder surgery (try a week). Perhaps Stevie was getting himself some help.

Regardless; Steve Holland will always be Steve Holland.

Anonymous said...

The moose population of NE Miss can rejoice. Meanwhile, the State sow better start growing more teats if any more Hollands are born.

Per Diem said...

The man has literally ratholed near a million in rakeoffs, committee travel, junkets, catering kickbacks and lackeys paying for favors. But it will never be discovered since he has a backhoe.

Anonymous said...

Only a million? Damn, thought he was almost on par with the lately departed Jack Gordon.

Anonymous said...

He has done the district and the state proud with the exception of overbuilding the mental health facilities and public road system. A couple of costly mistakes because the state needs funding in k-12 education and maintaining the transit infrastructure, healthcare, and mental health services we have.

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