Stephen D. Holmes, a native of Texas, was born on December 28, 1964 in LaGrange, Texas. At the age of one, he moved to Dickinson, Texas where he graduated from Dickinson High School. He earned his degree from Rice University and the Thurmond Marshall School of Law. Stephen served his community as an Assistant District Attorney for Galveston County.
The praise and respect he earned for his work in this capacity lead to his appointment as County Commissioner in 1999. Voters re-elected him in both 2004 and 2008. In addition to his roll as a member of the Galveston County Commissioners Court, Commissioner Holmes serves on various community and nonprofit organizations. He has worked to improve government efficiency at all levels and pushed for efficient use of taxpayer dollars by creating county partnerships and local governments. He has been an outspoken advocate for improving the quality of life for individuals in his Precinct by expanding healthcare, park improvements and senior citizen programs. Holmes, along with fellow Commissioner Patrick Doyle, created the Galveston County Senior Citizens Activities, Inc., a nonprofit organization, improving and enhancing senior citizen programs. His leadership spearheaded massive improvements and additions to Carbide Park. Stephen is an avid runner and has never forgotten his roots and believes in supporting the community in various ways.