El-Mahdi Holly

Georgia State House, District 111

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El-Mahdi, or “EL” as his friends and students call him, has proudly called Henry County his home since 2003. El-Mahdi and his three sisters were raised by their loving parents, Timothy and Cynthia, in Atlanta and Sandy Springs. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and English from Morehouse College. He also holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of West Georgia. He’s active as a local educator at Eagles Landing Middle School (GAE union member) and as the Executive Director of Veterans Lead, with its mission of working with organizations to help improve the lives of America’s returning military veterans.

El-Mahdi has always felt a call to serve his community and neighbors. As a volunteer coordinator, he developed projects to protect Georgia’s youth from human sex trafficking, to promote adult literacy and to provide job training for nonprofit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and The Salvation Army. For his early activism and commitment to children, El-Mahdi was awarded the Presidential National Youth Service Award from President Bill Clinton. ​El-Mahdi also helps create innovative programs on the Executive Board of the Morehouse College Atlanta Alumni Association, where he has fostered relationships between young people and members of the business community. He has served in several key roles to support candidates like US Senator Cory Booker and Georgia State Senator Tonya Anderson. El-Mahdi has worked for the Georgia House Democratic Caucus and the Democratic Party of Georgia, where he coordinated outreach activities with voters and community groups in 26 Georgia counties, including Henry County.

El Mahdi is running a grassroots campaign to be the State Representative of District 111 in Georgia to ensure that a strong, concerned advocate in the State House fights for all communities. He knows that working families are struggling to make ends meet; our local schools and businesses aren’t getting the support they need. El Mahdi Holly is the candidate that will bring progressive change to Georgia State House; he will fight for working families to have a living wage, better jobs, and an affordable healthcare and education.

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