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Joseph Albert "Trey" Hollingsworth III /ˈhɒlɪŋzˌwɜːrθ/ (born September 12, 1983) is an American businessman and politician, who is the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 9th congressional district, serving since 2017. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Trey Hollingsworth
Trey Hollingsworth official photo.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Todd Young
Personal details
Born Joseph Albert Hollingsworth III
(1983-09-12) September 12, 1983 (age 34)
Clinton, Tennessee, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kelly Francis
Residence Jeffersonville, Indiana
Alma mater Georgetown University
University of Pennsylvania
Website House website


Early life and educationEdit

Hollingsworth was born in Clinton, Tennessee. He attended Webb School in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the University of Pennsylvania, graduating from the Wharton School. After graduating from Wharton, Hollingsworth founded Hollingsworth Capital Partners, which specialized in rebuilding old manufacturing sites and returning them to service. He also founded an aluminum remanufacturing company.[1]

U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit

2016 campaignEdit

Hollingsworth moved to Jeffersonville, Indiana in September 2015.[2] He declared his campaign for the United States House of Representatives in Indiana's 9th congressional district in October 2015.[3][4][5] Running in the Republican Party primary election against Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and State Senators Erin Houchin and Brent Waltz, Hollingsworth won, receiving 34% of the vote.[6] He faced Democratic Party nominee Shelli Yoder in the November general election.[3] Hollingsworth defeated Yoder by 14 points, winning 54% of the vote.[7]

2018 campaignEdit

Dan Canon, an attorney, and Liz Watson are challenging Hollingsworth in the 2018 election.[8][9]


Rep. Hollingsworth was sworn into office on January 3, 2017. Hollingsworth has promised to serve no more than eight years (four terms) in the House.[10]

In December 2017, Hollingsworth canceled a town hall meeting to discuss tax reform due to a security threat.[8]


In December 2017, Hollingsworth voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.[11]

Committee assignmentsEdit

Political positionsEdit

Domestic issuesEdit

Health careEdit

Hollingsworth supports the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"). He considers the act government overreach and supports private insurance efforts.[12]

International issuesEdit

Immigration and refugeesEdit

Hollingsworth opposes the resettlement of Syrian refugees.[12]

Barack ObamaEdit

In April 2016, Hollingsworth called Obama's leadership a "failure."[12]

Social issuesEdit


Hollingsworth is pro-life. He supports defunding Planned Parenthood. In 2017, Hollingsworth posted on social media claims that Indiana had seen an increase in abortions in 2016. However, the Indiana State Department data reported that Indiana saw a decline in abortions compared to the prior year.[13] He supports parents being notified by health care providers if their underage child seeks an abortion.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

Hollingsworth married Kelly Francis from Louisville, Kentucky, at the Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.[15]


  1. ^ "Trey Hollingsworth for Congress – rich carpetbagger or breath of fresh air?". Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ GOVTRACKER, Megan Banta,. "Trey Hollingsworth, a Republican from Jeffersonville, will seek 9th District seat". Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Yoder, Hollingsworth locked in tight battle". Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Attorney General Greg Zoeller Joining Congressional Race | News". Indiana Public Media. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ Evans, Tim (April 30, 2016). "East Tennessee native Trey Hollingsworth for Congress in Indiana – rich carpetbagger or breath of fresh air?". Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ "East Tennessee native wins GOP primary for Indiana congressional seat". Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Indiana U.S. House 9th District Results: Trey Hollingsworth Wins". The New York Times. November 17, 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Haggerty, Taylor. "Hollingsworth Cancels Town Hall Meeting Over Safety Concerns". News. Indiana Public Media. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  9. ^ Malik, Siddique. "9th District candidate Dan Canon can help rescue America from sad state of affairs | Opinion". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  10. ^ Elizabeth Beilman, News and Tribune. "U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth introduces term limits bill". 
  11. ^ Almukhtar, Sarah (19 December 2017). "How Each House Member Voted on the Tax Bill". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  12. ^ a b c Bomber, Max. "Q&A: Meet Trey Hollingsworth, running for the 9th Congressional District - |". The Statehouse File. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  13. ^ Saliby, Sophia. "Hollingsworth Sparks Controversy Over Planned Parenthood Comments". ndiana Public Media. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  14. ^ "Trey Hollingsworth on Abortion". On The Issues. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  15. ^ "Garden and Glitz". Charleston Style & Design Magazine. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 

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