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Positions, record and controversies
Jim Holbert is a 20-year active duty military veteran who served as an officer in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard, and U.S. Coast Guard. He currently works as an Emergency Medical Service helicopter pilot in southeast Kentucky.
Holbert advocates bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other foreign countries as soon as possible, and believes that better energy, trade, economic, and foreign policies, not continual foreign wars, are the best foundation for defending America.
Holbert supports more U.S. domestic oil production in the near term until greatly increased alternative and renewable American energy sources can be brought on line. He is an advocate of alternative energy vehicles, clean coal technologies, biofuels production, solar and wind energy, and nuclear power. Holbert believes that eliminating dependence on foreign oil will enable the U.S. to break free of Middle East involvement and deal a decisive blow to anti-U.S. Middle Eastern groups which employ terrorism.
Jim Holbert is a strong advocate of issues important to working Americans. He believes that "free trade" policies should be reversed to return stable, good-paying middle class jobs to America. Holbert calls for vigorous enforcement of existing immigration laws in order to create more jobs for Americans and raise the level of wages for American workers. Holbert supports the Employee Free Choice Act and government single-payer health care for all Americans. He is a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights.
Jim Holbert is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee and was certified as a high school science and math teacher before entering military service. He served as an Army officer in Korea and at Ft. Campbell, KY. He later served as a U.S. Coast Guard officer in Kodiak, Alaska. Since leaving the military in 1996, he has worked as a professional pilot throughout the U.S. and overseas. Jim Holbert and his wife Cindy have been married for 33 years and have three grown children and one grandchild. They settled in Laurel Country, KY in 2005.
Money in politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Jim Holbert. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information.
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Committees and affiliations
Holbert will be assigned committees if elected to Congress.