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Deborah "Debbie" Holmes (born October 30, 1961) is a Democratic politician from Idaho. She was the 2008 Democratic nominee for United States House of Representatives in the Idaho Second Congressional District, and faced incumbent Republican Congressman Mike Simpson in the general election.

Debbie Holmes
Born (1961-10-30) October 30, 1961 (age 57)
ResidenceBoise, Idaho, United States
EducationRensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.A. 1982), Binghamton University (M.A., 1988)
OccupationReal estate
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)M. Randall Holmes

Holmes is a trained chemist and has served as an adjunct lecturer in chemistry at Boise State University. Her husband, Randall, holds a Ph.D. in mathematics and is a member of the mathematics department at Boise State University.[1]

Although Holmes had no prior political experience, she defeated David Sneddon in the May 27, 2008, Democratic primary with 70 percent of the vote, carrying every county in the district.[2]

Holmes was defeated in the general election by Simpson by a margin of 71 to 29 percent.[3]

After the election, Holmes returned to selling real estate.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Debbie Holmes | Boise Real Estate | Randy Ware". Retrieved 2017-06-05.
  2. ^ "2008 Primary Results statewide". Retrieved 2017-06-05.
  3. ^ "2008 General Results statewide". Retrieved 2017-06-05.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Jim D. Hansen
Democratic Party nominee, Idaho's 2nd congressional district
2008 (lost)
Succeeded by
Mike Crawford