Congressman George Holding is a proud member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and an avid angler. He grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina and attended Wake Forest University. Prior to being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Holding served as the United States Attorney for North Carolina.
Representative Holding knows the positive economic impact of outdoor recreation and appreciates its importance to North Carolina’s economy. In 2011, hunters and anglers supported over 35,000 jobs, more than the combined employment of the two largest employers in the state. Sportsmen and women generated $249 million in state and local taxes that year – enough to support salaries of over 6,000 police and sheriff’s patrol officers.
Hunting and angling is not only a hobby in our country, it helps our economy grow and create jobs – which is why Representative Holding voted in support of the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, H.R. 3590.
Congressman Holding represents North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District – and is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Judiciary Committee. He and his wife Lucy have four children – three daughters aged 14, 13, and 12, and one son aged four.
Click here for a YouTube video of Rep. Holding speaking on the economic importance of hunting and angling.
Your opinion counts
Which of these considered changes do you believe would have the most positive impact on management of the recreational red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico?Vote Here
- Granting full management authority (stock assessments, management of both commercial and recreational sectors, etc.) to the five Gulf states. (28.00%)
- Extending the states’ current 9-mile management jurisdictions to 25 miles. (20.00%)
- Permanently allow each state to manage its recreational sector allocation out to 200 nautical miles. (24.00%)
- Use of more appropriate management models, such as rate of harvest, rather than the commercial hard-poundage quota system currently in place. (24.00%)
- Inclusion of additional, non-federal data in stock assessments. (4.00%)