Tucker/LaVista Hills cityhood meeting tomorrow morning

12.18.2014
Scott

I was notified today that the five House member panel tasked with determining the final boundaries for the proposed cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker will meet tomorrow morning from 9AM to 11AM in Room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building to vote on boundaries. Read More »


DeKalb County School Superintendent search

12.16.2014
Scott

I want my constituents to be aware of a critical issue. Tomorrow (Wednesday, December 17th) the DeKalb Board of Education (BOE) will meet to discuss the search for a superintendent to replace Michael Thurmond, whose contract ends on June 30, 2015. Read More »


Cityhood Update

11.26.2014
Scott

I hope that you and your family and friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving. As we approach the holidays, my hope is that you will be able to take some time to celebrate. I wish you and your family a wonderful and safe holiday.


Cityhood Update

I have promised to keep you apprised of the cityhood process, which has grown quite complicated in the last couple of months. Read More »


Statement on the Court Decision in Favor of the City of Chamblee

10.23.2014
Scott

The Georgia Court of Appeals today ruled unanimously in favor of the City of Chamblee in the case concerning Brookhaven's attempted annexation of the Highwoods Properties.
Read More »


Rep. Holcomb Statement on Burrell Ellis Mistrial

10.21.2014
Scott

Atlanta, GA, October 21, 2014. A mistrial was declared in the case against DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis because the jury could not reach verdicts on any of the 13 charges. Read More »


Upcoming Meet-N-Greet Dates

10.9.2014
Scott

Join Scott at an upcoming Meet-n-Greet to chat with him about any issues or concerns you may have. Read More »


District news/town hall meeting

9.24.2014
Scott

I will host a town hall meeting on September 29, 2014 at Evansdale Elementary School, 2914 Evans Woods Dr, 30340 from 6:30-8:00 PM. I would be delighted to see you there and to have an opportunity to meet you and answer your questions. Read More »


Rep. Holcomb Statement on Briarcliff and Lakeside

7.5.2014
Scott

In response to blossoming cooperation between organizers of the Briarcliff and Lakeside cityhood movements, Rep. Scott Holcomb (D-DeKalb) has issued the following statement. Read More »


Town Hall meeting Monday at 7

5.9.2014
Scott

I want to remind you of my town hall meeting this coming Monday... Read More »


Upcoming Town Hall Meetings

5.6.2014
Scott

Please join me for two town hall meetings. Read More »


Statement on Governor Deal's Vetoes of House Bills 905 and 906.

4.29.2014
Scott

ATLANTA, April 24, 2014. Today, Governor Deal vetoed two bills that would have set the borders of Chamblee consistent with the outcome of a referendum that passed 614 to 391 last November. Read More »


Post-Sine Die Legislative Update

4.24.2014
Scott

The 2014 legislative session concluded on March 20, 2014. The House and Senate passed a number of measures, and the Governor has 40 days from the end of the session to either sign or veto these bills. Read More »


Lakeside and Tucker postponed

3.17.2014
Scott

I just attended the House Governmental Affairs Committee meeting. The Committee heard from Rep. Mike Jacobs who worked with the Lakeside and Tucker leaders to craft the compromise last week. He recommended that neither Lakeside nor Tucker move forward this year... Read More »


Proposed Map for Lakeside and Tucker

3.13.2014
Scott

Today I was able to get a copy of the map with the proposed Tucker and Lakeside borders that have been agreed to by the Lakeside City Alliance and Tucker 2014. The map has not yet received a vote, but I wanted to publish it so the public can view it. I believe it is critically important that this process be open and transparent. Read More »


Town Hall Meetings and Legislative Update

2.7.2014
Scott
Newsletter

Reps. Mary Margaret Oliver and Michele Henson and I are holding a town hall meeting to update you on the current legislative session and hear your thoughts and concerns. All my constituents are welcome. The time is 6:30-8 PM. The school's location is 2535 Caladium Drive, Atlanta, 30345. Read More »


Snowjam 2014 and Town Hall Meeting at Tucker Library

1.29.2014
Scott
Newsletter

Greetings to all my constituents. I wish it were the case that all of you, and everyone else in metro Atlanta, were safe at home today, but I have heard from some of you who are still stranded, and I know that others have taken shelter in various places, with their cars abandoned. I feel tremendous sympathy for everyone who is suffering the impact of the snowstorm. There have been many wonderful acts of kindness over the last 24 hours and I am really proud of everyone who stepped up to help those in need. Read More »


Honoring King's Legacy and a 2014 Session Primer

1.20.2014
Scott
Newsletter

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and I hope you have a great day. I will be performing an act of service by heading into my office and working on a pro bono case for a veteran. I will also be reflecting on Dr. King's words, which are so powerful because they are also timeless. Read More »


Cityhood meeting tomorrow and upcoming Legislative Session

1.8.2014
Scott
Newsletter


The DeKalb Delegation, consisting of all the State Representatives and Senators who represent DeKalb County, will be meeting tomorrow, January 9th, from 10 AM to 2 PM to hear presentations from each of the four cityhood groups (Briarcliff, Lakeside, Stonecrest and Tucker) as well as presentations of annexation requests from cities. The public is invited but there likely Read More »


Update on Proposed Cities

1.6.2014
Scott
Newsletter

As I promised, I am providing you with an update on the three proposed cities whose boundaries overlap with those of the 81st House District. Those three are Briarcliff, Lakeside and Tucker. In November and December, the feasibility studies (performed by either the University of Georgia or Georgia State University) for all three were received by the respective cityhood organizations and shared with the public. Read More »


Veterans Day Message

11.11.2013
Scott

Veterans Day is different from every other national holiday. We're not remembering someone or something from long ago. Veterans Day honors the heroes who live among us. It is about remembering to say thank you. It is also a time to pay homage to the strength that makes America the greatest nation on earth. Read More »


Rep. Scott Holcomb Discusses Syria on CNN

9.5.2013
Staff
Youtube



Link to video here. Read More »


State lawmaker to address Tucker Business Association

6.17.2013
April Hunt
AJC

State Rep. Scott Holcomb, a Democrat whose district includes parts of North DeKalb County, will address the Tucker Business Association later this week.

Holcomb will offer an update on current and pending legislation as well as answer questions on new city creation in DeKalb.

The lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Greater Good BBQ, 4431 Hugh Howell Road. The cost is Read More »


Memorial Day 2013

5.26.2013
Scott

The spirit of service and sacrifice that has defined our service members for generations lives on today. Anyone who has served during wartime can attest to this. And it is right for us to honor those who died in service to our nation.
Read More »


Cityhood Meeting This Coming Monday

5.2.2013
Scott
Newsletter

Many of you know that discussions are underway in several communities within DeKalb County regarding the possible creation of new cities. As the creation of cities is a legislative process, my colleague Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver will be chairing a town hall meeting on the topic this coming Monday evening, May 6th. Read More »


The End of the Session

4.11.2013
Scott
Newsletter

A few Thursdays ago was Sine Die, the end of the legislative session. I'd like to update you on key bills that passed both the House and Senate, and which await the Governor's signature. You can also find a list of bills signed by Governor Deal here. Read More »


Scott Holcomb Selected as One of Nation's Top Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders

4.11.2013
The New Deal

Today, Georgia State Representative Scott Holcomb was selected as one of eleven rising leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL, a national network that is committed to highlighting innovative ideas from state and local elected leaders who are pro-growth progressives. Read More »


Alert: Briarcliff Paving Project

4.2.2013
Scott

If you live on Briarcliff Road near the Northlake Mall, you may have been awakened last night/early this morning by work crews who were paving Briarcliff Road. I had not received any notice that this work would be occurring - let alone the fact that it would be at night. Read More »


Iraq After 10 Years

3.21.2013
Scott
Truman Project


In February 2002, I was part of a small team of Army planners who were given the charge to ready a war plan for Iraq. We were told, in no uncertain terms, that the United States was going to remove Saddam Hussein's regime from power. We were also told to use April 28th - of 2002, as the initial planning date for D-Day. It was not a coincidence that that date was Saddam's birthday. Our leadership in Washington wanted to send an unmistakable message. Read More »


UPDATE: The Judge's Decision

3.4.2013
Scott
Newsletter

U.S. District Judge Richard Story has just denied a motion by the six members of the DeKalb School Board who were suspended by Governor Deal last week. Absent other legal action, this means that the suspension will proceed as planned, and the Governor will replace the six members. Read More »


The Governor, the Judge, the School Board, the Legislature, and You

3.4.2013
Scott
Newsletter

As you know, dismissal of six members of the DeKalb County Board of Education was recommended by the State Board of Education and subsequently ordered by Governor Deal. Last Friday, Federal Judge Storey heard the DeKalb County School Board's case challenging the constitutionality of the statute that allowed for the dismissal of the Board members. We are now awaiting Judge Storey's decision on the case. Read More »


Rep. Holcomb Discusses DeKalb DoB with CBS Atlanta

2.25.2013
Staff

CBS Atlanta 46 Read More »


The Judge's Order

2.25.2013
Scott

As has been reported, Judge Story has issued an Order regarding the DeKalb Board of Education (DBOE). If you click here, you can see a copy of the Order. Read More »


Where it Stands Now

2.22.2013
Scott
Newsletter

Yesterday, I attended most of the State Board of Education ("SBOE") hearing on the DeKalb Board of Education ("DBOE"). The hearing lasted fourteen hours and testimony was heard from SACS, Interim Superintendent Michael Thurmond, and members of the DBOE. Read More »


Here's the latest on the DeKalb BoE

2.20.2013
Scott

In a desperate eleventh-hour effort to stymie the removal process, the DeKalb BoE filed a lawsuit yesterday, using taxpayer funds, seeking a temporary restraining order to stall the State BoE hearings. Read More »


Rep. Holcomb Calls For Removal

2.19.2013
Scott

We should expect school board members to be public servants first. Their actions need to reflect that commitment to service. I sincerely believe that no other issue matters as much to the welfare of our community. Mismanaging our school system and shortchanging our children can have dire consequences: we'll lose talented teachers, shed jobs, damage our community's reputation, depress home values and, worst of all, we'll limit the opportunities available to our children. Read More »


Legislative Update and an Invitation to my Town Hall Meeting

2.8.2013
Scott
Newsletter

Hearings have begun on HB 142 and HB 143, a pair of bills that would begin to address our state's urgent need for ethics reform. You know where I stand on this issue Read More »


Man of Action

2.3.2013
Mary Helen Martin
Daily Report

A lot of it has to do with my military service. Having spent so much time overseas in some pretty challenging circumstances forced me to think about the world in government and civil society in a way that I think a lot of people haven't had the chance to reflect. I really loved being in the military, but I also very much enjoyed being deployed. It's the most meaningful work I've done in my life and I've done a lot of stuff. Read More »


Results of Yesterday's State Board of Education Hearing Concerning the DeKalb Board of Education

1.18.2013
Scott

Yesterday afternoon, the State Board of Education ("BoE") conducted a hearing to determine whether they should recommend to the Governor that he suspend the members of the DeKalb Board of Education. I attended the full hearing and listened to all of the testimony and the questions. I found the State BoE to be very well informed. They asked tough and important questions and required accountability from each of the members of the DeKalb BoE. Read More »


Today's State Board of Education meeting to be webcast

1.17.2013
Scott

Yesterday afternoon, I was informed that the State Board of Education ("BOE") was not going to webcast today's proceedings concerning the DeKalb Board of Education. I then sent a request asking the State BOE to reconsider because of the public's interest to observe the proceedings and the reasonableness of the request. Read More »


It's time to get to work

1.17.2013
Scott
Newsletter

On Monday, with my family by my side, I had the honor of being sworn in to represent the new 81st House District. I used my grandfather's Bible from World War 2, which my son held as I took the oath. Read More »


DeKalb County Schools Update

1.9.2013
Scott

The crisis in our county school system is the single most important issue facing our community. I want to update you on what's happened so far, and be sure we all understand the decisions that will be taking place in the next few weeks. This is an issue that affects us all, whether you have children in the school system or not. Read More »


Representative Scott Holcomb Visits Beijing

11.30.2012
Staff
Press Release

ATLANTA - November 30, 2012. Representative Scott Holcomb (D-DeKalb and Gwinnett) visited Beijing this week to deepen his understanding of China and to study international business. He visited the U.S. Embassy, met with officials from the State Department and Foreign Commercial Service, and toured the facilities of several American companies which have invested in China. Representative Holcomb made the trip as part of his studies with the Executive MBA program at the University of Georgia. The visit was paid for with personal funds. Read More »


Gratitude

11.21.2012
Scott

I want to take a moment before Thanksgiving tomorrow to thank you for allowing me to serve as your State Representative. Read More »


Holcomb Elected To Democratic Caucus Leadership Position

11.13.2012
Brookhaven Patch Staff
Brookhaven Patch

State Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta, has been named Minority Caucus Chief Deputy Whip, becoming part of the Democratic Party leadership team in the Georgia General Assembly. Read More »


What We Did

11.7.2012
Scott

I want to sincerely thank you for your support. This was a campaign that was built on a positive message of service. Read More »


Election Day Information You Need to Know

11.6.2012
Scott

Be sure to bring your ID and your polling place will be listed on your voting card (you should have received one recently in the mail). In addition, you can check online at http://mvp.sos.state.ga.us/. Read More »


It's Time

11.5.2012
Scott
Newsletter

Election day is finally here. When I cast my ballot on Tuesday, I'll be thinking about our future. Here in Georgia, we have much work to do to move our state forward. I'm involved in public service because I want Georgia to perform better. Read More »


The Triumph of Decency

11.2.2012
Scott
Newsletter

I've told you what I will fight for - protecting funding for our classrooms, ethics in government, investments to drive economic prosperity. I've told you what I'd fight against - extremist proposals that are at best divisive and at worst destructive for our community. Read More »


Republicans rallying behind an Atlanta Democrat?

10.30.2012
Jim Galloway
AJC

This morning, we told you that state Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta, was leaning more and more on that yanked video by his GOP opponent, Chris Boedeker, to raise questions among Rep Read More »


Boedeker vs. Holcomb

10.30.2012
Brian Bates
B Squared

Enough is enough. As a long-time Republican I can no longer sit by quietly and let the campaign tactics of the Boedeker campaign go unchallenged. Chris' website sums it up best when he says, "It's much easier to score political points, to misrepresent your opponents, to play the game." That is exactly what he has done to Scott Holcomb. That is exactly what he did to Carla Roberts. That is exactly what he will do down at the State House. Read More »


Carla Roberts blasts Chris Boedeker, his consultants

10.30.2012
Carla Roberts MD PhD
Georgia Pundit

Last week, Chris Boedeker, Republican nominee for State House District 81, delivered some truly reprehensible behavior. Party affiliation is no excuse for someone to remain silent, and I can no longer remain silent. Read More »


An Honest Democrat

10.29.2012
Scott
Newsletter

On Friday, Erick Erickson, author of the Red State blog, conservative radio talk show host and CNN political contributor, endorsed me over my Republican opponent. His published endorsement reads: "I'm proud to support Democrat Scott Holcomb for re-election in the State House. Better an honest Democrat than a lying fool."
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Residents, teachers, advocates discuss proposed charter amendment

10.24.2012
Daniel Beauregard
Champion Newspaper

Rep. Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta) explained both the legal and legislative aspects of the proposed amendment. Several years ago, the state established the Georgia Charter Schools Commission (GCSC), which allowed the state to authorize charter schools that had been denied charters by local schools boards. However, a lawsuit was filed and in 2011 the Georgia Supreme Court struck down the commission. Read More »


Let's Talk

10.23.2012
Scott
Newsletter

We all know that political campaigns can be nasty affairs. As a veteran, I've been through tough challenges and I can handle myself in a fight. I certainly wasn't scared of the rough and tumble of politics when I decided to run for reelection. Read More »


Senator Max Cleland Condems False Political Attack on Scott Holcomb

10.18.2012
Press Release

Atlanta, GA - Earlier today, State Representative Scott Holcomb, a 12 year military veteran who deployed overseas three times, was the subject of a false and malicious attack ad. Read More »


Meet and Greets Start Tonight!

10.16.2012
Staff

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7:00-8:30 PM
Hosts: Rachel Kachur and Greta Massetti
Home of Greta Massetti
2980 Stonegate Trail
Atlanta, GA 30340 Read More »


Early Voting Begins Today

10.15.2012
Scott
Newsletter

Early voting begins today! DeKalb County is keeping regular voting hours from 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday, as well as Saturdays, October 20 and Saturday October 27 at the following locations: Read More »


Representative Holcomb Calls on Chris Boedeker to Stop Placing Illegal Robo-Calls

10.12.2012
Staff
Press Release

"Laws around robo-calls were put in place to protect voters and increase transparency. But Chris Boedeker's string of dishonest, illegal robo-calls shows he has no respect for the people of the 81st District. As the Representative of this District, I'm not going to stand for this."
Read More »


Grand Opening Set for Representative Scott Holcomb's Campaign Headquarters

10.9.2012
Staff
Press Release

October 9, 2012

Atlanta, GA - State Representative Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta) will be celebrating the grand opening of his campaign headquarters on Saturday October 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The office is centrally located in State House District 81 at 3352 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia, 30341. Read More »


Rep. Holcomb Visits Pre-K Students at Henderson Middle

10.1.2012
Patch Staff
Tucker Patch

"Georgia's Pre-K is an exceptional education program that serves 84,000 4-year-olds throughout Georgia," said Pat Willis, Executive Director of Voices for Georgia's Children, a child advocacy organization. "Pre-K is a milestone in a child's early education. Studies show that early education programs for children age birth to five — in all income groups — will have long-term impact on a child's education. We are proud that Georgia's Pre-K is making a difference in the lives of so many of our youngest learners, preparing them for future success in school and in life." Read More »


STATE REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT HOLCOMB NAMED ONE OF GEORGIA'S 40 UNDER 40 BY GEORGIA TREND MAGAZINE

10.1.2012
Staff
Press Release

October 1, 2012 - Atlanta. State Representative Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta), was named by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of its 40 under 40 Honorees for 2012. Each year the Georgia Trend editorial staff selects 40 high-achieving Georgians under the age of 40 who are influencing the state's future in business, government, education, the arts and charitable organizations. Read More »


STATE REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT HOLCOMB READS TO PRE-K STUDENTS AT HENDERSON MILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

10.1.2012
Staff
Press Release

STATE REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT HOLCOMB READS TO PRE-K STUDENTS AT HENDERSON MILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Atlanta, GA, October 1, 2012 — To celebrate Georgia's Pre-K program and its 20th Anniversary, State Representative Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta) read to a group of 4-year-olds this morning at Henderson Mill Elementary School as part of Georgia Pre-K Week 2012. Read More »


Our fundraiser is tomorrow night and we'd love to see you there...

9.18.2012
Staff

Join Representative Scott Holcomb for a reception on Wednesday September 19th at Eclipse de Luna in Buckhead (746 Miami Circle) from 6 - 8 pm. Scott is the incumbent for House District 81, which covers North Central DeKalb and a section of Gwinnett. Read More »


September 11, 2012

9.11.2012
Scott
Brookhaven Patch

A few days ago my 6 year old son was looking at some items on our bookshelf and asked, "What's this?"

He was holding up a small piece of concrete in a plastic bag. I answered, "It's a piece of history." My son replied, "Oh Dad" because he didn't think I was being serious. Read More »


Representative Scott Holcomb Co-Sponsors the DeKalb Police Alliance 2012 "Beat the Badge" 5k Road Race in Tucker on September 15, 2012

9.7.2012
Staff
Press Release

September 7, 2012 - Atlanta, Georgia. State Representative Scott Holcomb (D-Tucker) is proud to announce that he is a co-sponsor for the 2012 "Beat the Badge" 5k Road Race in Tucker. The event starts at 9:00 AM on September 15, 2012 at the DeKalb County Police Headquarters, 1960 W. Exchange Place, in Tucker. Read More »


Fundraiser for Rep. Scott Holcomb's Re-election

8.24.2012
Staff

"Friends of Scott Holcomb" is having a fundraiser on August 29, 2012 from 6-8 PM at Eclipse di Luna at 764 Miami Circle in Buckhead, 30324. It will be a great event with hors d'oeuvres provided and a cash bar. Read More »


Holcomb Endorses Outright Ban on Lobbyist Gifts to Legislators; Praises Speaker Ralston; Urges Immediate Action

8.15.2012
Staff
Press Release

I would like to see the law ban overseas trips, weekend getaways to fancy resorts, golf outings, sports tickets, and even meals. As any economist will tell you, there's no such thing as a free lunch. Legislators receive per diem from Georgia's taxpayers, so they should pay for their own meals from now on," said Holcomb.
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About Today's Vote

7.31.2012
Scott

If you get to your polling place and have a problem with your ID, are not listed as eligible to vote, and/or are given a provisional ballot, please email both me and Ann (my Chief of Staff). We both will be monitoring our email all day, and will be in instant contact with voting specialists who can assist you. Our emails are:
scott@repscottholcomb.com
ann@repscottholcomb.com
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Map of State House District 81

7.30.2012
Staff


View GA House District 81 in a larger map Read More »


Driver's License Problems & Other News

7.9.2012
Scott
Newsletter

I've received a number of complaints this week from constituents who experienced long waits while attempting to renew their driver's licenses. According to news reports, it looks like this may be a problem for some time because the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) enacted new requirements effective July 1, 2012. There should have been a better educational campaign about the changes as many Georgians were unaware of the new documentation requirements. Read More »


News Updates / My Re-election Campaign

6.29.2012
Scott
Newsletter

Over the past two years, many of my constituents have contacted me about the Affordable Care Act. The Act is controversial and I write this knowing that some of you have strongly supported it while others have strongly opposed it. Read More »


Representative Holcomb Receives 2012 Environmental Leadership Award from Georgia Conservation Voters

6.22.2012
Staff
Georgia Conservation Votes Press Release


"Representative Holcomb never hesitated to fight for the protection of our health and quality of life, and the Georgia we all love is better off because of his leadership this year at the General Assembly," said Rob Teilhet, Executive Director of Georgia Conservation Voters. Read More »


Transatlantic Energy Policy: A View from Belgium

6.15.2012
Scott
Tucker Patch

Last week, I returned from a short study tour on energy and environmental policy in Belgium. The tour was organized by the Atlantic Council and Ecologic as part of the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy ("ELEEP") Network, in which I have participated since last November. This group contains leaders from academia, business, non-profits and government from Read More »


DeKalb Property Assessment and Ethics News

6.8.2012
Scott
Newsletter

If you believe your property value assessment is wrong and does not represent the market value, you should file an appeal. Details about filing an appeal can be found at these links: Read More »


A Memorial Day Message

5.27.2012
Scott
Tucker Patch

Few holidays impact me as much as Memorial Day.  As one of my friends who is a veteran said so well, "Memorial Day isn't when we remember what we won.  It's when we remember what we lost." Read More »


Scott Holcomb Qualifies For Re-Election

5.25.2012
Kevin Madigan
Tucker Patch

Georgia Representative Scott Holcomb has announced that he will seek re-election to represent the 81st House District, which includes portions of Tucker. Read More »


I'm In

5.25.2012
Staff
Media Release

May 25, 2012 - Atlanta. Georgia Representative Scott Holcomb qualified today for re-election to represent the 81st House District. He will be running as the incumbent in a district which was substantially altered during the 2011 redistricting process. Read More »


Georgia State Representative Scott Holcomb: Serving Those Who Serve Us

5.2.2012
Scott
WhiteHouse.gov

Just before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, I received an email from my father. A combat veteran from Vietnam, my father was a quiet man who did not write much, but what he did write was important. It was, "Look after your fellow soldiers and you'll be ok." Read More »


A Return to Fort Stewart with the President and First Lady

4.28.2012
Scott
Tucker Patch

Fourteen years ago this month, I signed into Fort Stewart for my first active duty assignment.  I proudly served with the 3rd Infantry Division for more than three years and deployed to Bosnia with 3-15 Infantry, the "Can Do" Battalion. 
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Rep. Scott Holcomb Meets With President Obama at Fort Stewart

4.27.2012
Kevin Madigan
Tucker Patch

Rep. Holcomb said of today's visit: "As an Army veteran who began my active duty service with the 3rd Infantry Division fourteen years ago this month, I was very proud to return to Fort Stewart to meet with the President and First Lady. They have an enduring and unwavering commitment to our soldiers, veterans and their family members. I sincerely appreciate all that they do for our fighting forces." Read More »


Representative Scott Holcomb Attends Fort Stewart Event With President Obama

4.27.2012
Georgia House Democratic Caucus
Media Release

Representative Scott Holcomb was invited to Fort Stewart by the White House to watch President Obama sign an Executive Order to stop deceptive and misleading practices by educational institutions that target veterans, service members and their families. Read More »


International Development Makes Us Strong

4.18.2012
Scott
Tucker Patch

There's a time-honored saying that any state legislator knows well: "All politics is local." It remains true today. As a community, we need to remain focused on what keeps our local economy prosperous and our cities like Atlanta safe and secure. It turns out that international trade and development does just that.
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Rep. Scott Holcomb Commemorates the Iraq War on 3-19-12

3.25.2012
Staff
Youtube

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Legislative Update 3/19/2012

3.19.2012
Scott

March 7th was Crossover Day, the 30th day of the legislative session at the Gold Dome. This was the deadline for a bill to pass one of the chambers of state government to have a realistic chance of being written in to law. Below is a summary of some of the measures that were passed. Read More »


Important: Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm

3.13.2012
Scott

I'd like to invite you to discuss the important issues facing Georgia at a town hall meeting Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 7-8pm at the Livsey Elementary School media center. Read More »


HR 738: Truth Prevails In Georgia Legislature

3.9.2012
Scott
Blogging While Blue

As a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, I have been receiving emails from Georgians concerned about government's assault on their parental rights, asking me to support House Resolution (HR) 738, which calls for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to cure this grave problem. Read More »


Legislative Update February 24, 2012

2.24.2012
Scott

In this post, I bring you updates on two issues: the redistricting of the DeKalb County School Board, and the House Resolution dealing with state charter schools. I also am providing links to three reports by special state advisory committees, on the topics of health care exchanges, criminal justice, and the water supply. Read More »


DeKalb House Delegation Meeting Regarding School Board Reapportionment

2.14.2012

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Editorial: Drug testing bill could get interesting

1.8.2012
Athens Banner-Herald

If it gets a serious hearing in the state legislative session that begins today, a bill filed by a Democratic state legislator in the Republican-dominated Georgia General Assembly could have some interesting implications for the state's open records laws. Read More »


12/29/11 Newsletter

12.29.2011
Staff

Please join me next Thursday evening, January 5th, from 7-8:30 at Evansdale Elementary School for a town hall meeting to discuss the upcoming legislative session. If you have questions or if there are issues you would like to discuss, please send them to ann@repscottholcomb.com. Commissioner Jeff Rader and officers from the DeKalb Police Department will join us too. Read More »


Scott Holcomb Appears on CNN Again to Discuss End of the Iraq War

12.21.2011
CNN

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Representative Holcomb Introduces Legislative Drug Testing Bill

12.5.2011

State Representative Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta) introduced legislation requiring members of the General Assembly to pass a drug test before taking office. Read More »


Veterans Day

11.11.2011
Scott Holcomb
Tucker Patch

As we celebrate Veterans Day, I wanted to take a moment to share with you what this day means to me. Read More »


11/1/11 Newsletter

11.2.2011
Staff

Early voting already is underway, and on Tuesday, November 8th, voters in DeKalb County will be heading to the polls to vote on an important issue—funding for our schools. Read More »


Rep. Scott Holcomb on Political Talk

11.1.2011
Todd Schnick and Todd Youngblood
Political Talk

Rep. Holcomb represents the 82nd district in the Georgia House of Representatives. Read More »


Troops To Leave Iraq By December 31

10.22.2011
CNN

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PSC official wants push for renewable energy

10.18.2011
Kristi E. Swartz
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Our lack of an energy policy is an absolute Achilles' heel when it comes to foreign policy," said Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta. "We have a fair amount of promise in solar and in wind." Read More »


9-11-11

9.11.2011
Scott Holcomb
Tucker Patch

I woke up insanely early that morning because I had practice for the Army 10-miler team and we were meeting at 0530, as in 5:30 AM. I was stationed with 3rd Army at Fort McPherson, just south of Atlanta, and my wife Kathleen and I had moved from Savannah only weeks before. Read More »


A plan to oust white Democrats from the Legislature

8.18.2011
Scott Holcomb
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Reapportionment is a messy business. As a military veteran who served 12 years, a lawyer who has practiced 13 years, and an elected official for a year, I'm familiar with battle lines, strategy and targeting. Yet, I have rarely been as stunned by naked ambition as I was when I visited the state Reapportionment Office in July. Read More »


Redistricting Update

6.28.2011
Staff

I wanted to let my constituents know about the upcoming Reapportionment Committee Hearing on Thursday, June 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the LeCraw Auditorium, Georgia Tech College of Management, Suite 100, 800 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308. I also wanted to provide an explanation of the reapportionment and redistricting process, and encourage you to become involved. Read More »


Take a Moment to Remember

5.30.2011
Scott Holcomb
Tucker Patch

As you enjoy Memorial Day, please take a moment to remember those who, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, gave their last full measure of devotion for our nation. Read More »


End of Legislative Session Report

5.11.2011
Staff

In This Issue:

-Town Hall Meeting

-Legislative Wrap Up

HOPE
Tax Reform
Sunday Sales
Human Trafficking
Immigration
Billboards
Health Care
Unemployment
Local Schools
State Budget
My Two Bills
Read More »


Local Student Honored with Georgia Assembly Resolution

4.16.2011
Lisa Kuebler
Tucker Patch

After a very late night of debating and passing resolutions at the capitol Thursday night as the 2011 legislative session ended, Tucker-area Representative Scott Holcomb had one more resolution to present Friday morning. This one was a resolution in honor of Michael Dunbar, a 5th-grader at Evansdale Elementary School, who won USA Today's national essay contest on... Read More »


Georgia House Votes on Two Key Education Bills

4.12.2011
Lisa Kuebler
Tucker Patch

Tucker-area Representative Scott Holcomb talks to Patch about why he voted the way he did. Read More »


Eager freshmen seen, heard in state Senate

3.28.2011
Staff, AP Wire
Rome News-Tribune

This year's crop of freshman legislators didn't come to the Capitol to sit on the sidelines.

By all accounts, they seem determined to make the most of their terms in the Georgia General Assembly — aggressively pushing and debating legislation and not shy about taking on controversial issues from abortion to guns and alcohol sales. Read More »


House District 82 Newsletter

3.22.2011
Staff

In This Issue:

-Legislative Update

* Crossover Day
* In the House
* In the Senate

-Constituents' Corner

-In the 82nd District

* Livsey Walk To School Day
* E-Recycling Day

Read More »


House District 82 Newsletter

3.9.2011
Staff

In This Issue:

My First Town Hall Meeting

Legislative Update

-My First Bill
-HOPE Update
-Illegal Immigration
-HOPE Pre-K
-Human Trafficking

Community Announcements Read More »


ADVISORY: Town Hall Meeting

2.23.2011
Staff

Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Scott Holcomb and Sen. Steve Henson

February 28th Read More »


House District 82 Newsletter

2.23.2011
Staff

In this Issue:

-Town Hall Meeting Announcement

-HOPE and Pre-K

-Legislative Summary
Read More »


House District 82 Newsletter

2.14.2011
Staff

In This Issue:

-DeKalb County Public Schools Update

-At the Capitol

-Sunday alcohol sales

-Immigration

-Community Announcements
Read More »


House District 82 Newsletter

2.3.2011
Staff

In this issue:

—DeKalb Legislative Delegation Public Hearing

—DeKalb Schools consolidation and redistricting meetings
—Lakeside HS
—Livsey Elementary School

—Emory LaVista Parent Council Legislative meeting

—At the Capitol

—Meet my team Read More »


House District 82 Newsletter

1.22.2011
Staff

In this issue:
1. Capitol Update
2. DeKalb County School System Update
3. DeKalb County Budget Update
4. Upcoming Meetings
5. Save the Date Read More »


Scott Holcomb Sworn In as Representative for Georgia House District 82

1.20.2011
Staff

ATLANTA, GA—January 20th, 2011. Last Monday, January 10th, Atlanta attorney and military veteran Scott Holcomb was sworn in as the new Representative for Georgia House District 82, representing parts of the Tucker, Northlake, Pleasantdale, Evansdale, North Briarcliff, and Embry Hills communities. Read More »


VICTORY PARTY!

11.2.2010
Scott

I would like to thank you all so much for your support in this election! To that end, on election night, we're having a party to celebrate. I would be thrilled if you could join me so I can thank you in person for making this possible! Read More »


Meet Scott Holcomb: Coffee and Conversation Schedule

9.8.2010
Staff

Please come join us! Read More »


SCOTT HOLCOMB TO REPRESENT GEORGIA HOUSE DISTRICT 82

8.12.2010
Staff

ATLANTA, GA —- August 12, 2010. Scott Holcomb will be the next Representative of Georgia House District 82. The Secretary of State has determined that an independent candidate who attempted to qualify for the general election has failed to gather a sufficient number of signatures to appear on the ballot. Holcomb is unopposed for the general election on November 2, 2010. Read More »


Hawthorne July 4th Celebration Parade

7.12.2010
Scott

"On July 4th, I had the honor of attending the Hawthorne July 4th celebration Parade in the North Briarcliff area..." Read More »


Scott Attends Oak Grove Acres' July 4th Celebration

7.6.2010
Scott

I would like to thank the Oak Grove Acres community, and surrounding areas, for letting me join the 4th of July celebration on Saturday. Read More »


Fundraiser for Scott Holcomb for House District 82

6.22.2010
Staff

"Friends of Scott Holcomb" is having a fundraiser tomorrow night (June 23rd) from 6:30-8 p.m. at Manuel's Tavern (http://www.manuelstavern.com/)

Come out and support Scott! Read More »


Holcomb qualifies for DeKalb House seat; could get at least one November opponent

5.26.2010
Tom Spigolon
Neighbor Newspapers

Northlake-area attorney Scott Holcomb will be unopposed in the July 20 special Democratic primary election for House District 82 in DeKalb County after being the only Democrat to qualify to succeed retiring state Rep. Kevin Levitas... Read More »


Scott Holcomb Looks Likely To Replace Rep. Kevin Levitas

5.19.2010
Tom Baxter
InsiderAdvantage Georgia

(5/19/10) Scott Holcomb, a 2006 candidate for secretary of state, was the only Democrat to qualify to run for the House seat left open by Rep. Kevin Levitas. That means that barring a successful challenge by an independent, he will have walked into a seat no one knew was open until after the regular qualifying period... Read More »


Our friend Scott Holcomb makes the following announcement…

5.19.2010
Blog for Democracy

Holcomb, an attorney and instructor at Georgia Tech's Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, has pledged to be a tireless advocate for the people of the 82nd District, particularly on issues relating to the economy, transportation and public education. His decision to run was borne from a desire to bring pragmatic and creative policies to improve the quality of life... Read More »