Bruce Holmes has had a lifelong commitment to helping others and giving back to his community. His election to the Henry County Board of Commissioners is a continuation of this service to others.  


Although Bruce has deep family roots in Jones County Georgia, he was born on a military base in El Paso, TX while his father was serving in the United States Air Force. After being raised in Michigan he moved on to earn his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1987 and went on to earn his Masters in Business Management from the University of Minnesota St. Mary’s.  


Shortly after his election, Commissioner Holmes established the Commissioner Bruce Holmes Youth Foundation (CBHYF) with mentoring components called “Project Exposure” & “Project Blossom” which helps to guide youth in a positive direction by exposing them to environments meant to open their minds to potentially new possibilities and horizons.  


As District 5 Commissioner, he continues to create and grow opportunities to serve and support his community in areas of public safety, quality of life, transportation infrastructure and business development.  


Commissioner Bruce Holmes is married to Antoinette "Toni" Holmes and has four children and two granddaughters. He is Vice President of Big “10” Construction & Development, LLC.  Prior to his current position, Commissioner Holmes enjoyed a successful career in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Molecular Diagnostics Industry, with 20 years in national accounts managing large health care systems across the country.  


Commissioner Bruce Holmes is the Executive Producer / Host of The Black Vote and 99% Politics on Nubian TV.  


He is a member of the Prince Hall’s St. James Lodge #4, Nabbar Temple #128 in Atlanta, GA, the Atlanta Consistory #24A, the Stockbridge-Jonesboro (GA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi and The DeKalb One-Hundred Black Men.  


After just two years into his first term, Commissioner Holmes was honored by two prominent minority business organizations for his work in the community.

Commissioner Bruce Holmes and wife Antoinette "Toni" Holmes
Commissioner Bruce Holmes and wife Antoinette "Toni" Holmes helping the community
Commissioner Bruce Holmes cutting ribbon at Henry County Fire Station