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Commissioner Stephen D. Holmes was first appointed Galveston County Commissioner of Precinct Three in 1999. He has since been elected to four terms as County Commissioner.
A local product, Commissioner Holmes, is a graduate of Dickinson High School, Rice University and Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
Prior to his service as county commissioner, he served the community as an Assistant District Attorney for Galveston County. 
During his nearly fifteen years as a member of the Galveston County Commissioners Court, he has worked to improve government efficiency at all levels and pushed for efficient use of taxpayer dollars by creating county partnerships with local governments and organizations.
Commissioner Holmes has been an advocate for improving the quality of life for Precinct Three through expanded access to healthcare, park improvements, community centers and senior citizen programs.  He has become a driving force in serving not only his precinct, but also his all of Galveston County.
He and former Commissioner Patrick F. Doyle formed and implemented the Galveston County Senior Citizens Activities, Inc. (GCSCA), a nonprofit organization which serves the senior citizens of our county. His Annual Backyard Barbeque, benefitting GCSCA, has become one of the most popular Senior Citizens events in Galveston County.
Commissioner Holmes resides in Dickinson and is an avid runner who has completed ten marathons.