RALEIGH – State House Rep. Bryan Holloway (R-Stokes) has resigned his seat to lobby for the North Carolina School Boards Association. A history teacher, Holloway was 28 years old when he was elected to the House in 2005. His resignation is effective immediately.
“On behalf of all of the Members of the House, we wish Bryan the best in this new endeavor. With great passion, he worked to achieve higher education standards in North Carolina and played a part in securing funding for Teaching Assistants this session,” Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) stated on Friday. “I look forward to working with Bryan in a new capacity to see our State reach great heights in education.”
Holloway has spent the past decade championing education issues. He was Chairman of the Education Oversight Committee and served as a budget writer under then-Speaker Thom Tillis. Most recently, he ran for Speaker against Moore.
“Thanks to everyone for allowing me to serve the district of Stokes and Rockingham counties. Misti and I have met so many wonderful people along this journey. We feel blessed!” Holloway posted on his Facebook account this morning.
Holloway’s role as associate director of governmental relations for the School Boards Association puts him in a lobbying role, but N.C. law requires that he wait six months before he lobbies his former colleagues. His resignation is effective immediately; officials from the local Republican Party will choose Holloway’s replacement. That person will be appointed by the governor and sworn in when the General Assembly reconvenes on April 25.