Andy Holt is a graduate from
the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, TN with a bachelor of science in Agricultural Economics & Business with a minor
in Animal Science. Soon after receiving his undergraduate degree, he advanced his studies at the University
of Tennessee at Martin, TN where he received his Master of Business Administration (MBA).
is married to Ellie Anderson Holt of Dresden, and the couple have 2 children.
Ellie own and operate a diversified agricultural operation outside Dresden. Their operation consists of
contract swine finishing for Tosh farms, along with beef cattle and meat goat production. In addition to
animal production, the Holt’s are most notably recognized for their annual pumpkin crop and agritourism operation.
Each year, the Holt’s host school children from Weakley and surrounding counties to enjoy a day on the farm with
hands-on experience while enjoying West Tennessee agriculture. The children, teachers and parents have
the opportunity to see and learn a range of information about plants and animals, as well as pick their very own pumpkin right
out of the field.
In addition to his involvement in production agriculture,
Andy works off the farm for the Weakley County Farmers Co-op, the county’s largest agricultural input supplier.
Andy serves the farmers of Weakley County as the Fertilizer Manager for the Co-op Store in Greenfield, TN.
Ellie is a stay-at-home mom and she coordinates the couples’ agritourism operations.
Andy & Ellie have been
members of Long Heights Baptist Church (McKenzie, TN) for the past 5 years, where Andy serves as a Deacon, and both he &
Ellie help teach high school youth Bible studies. They are very active with many other church activities
and serve on several other ministry teams. The Holt’s are also very active members of the Weakley
County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and the Weakley County Young Farmers and Ranchers. Both have held
leadership roles in the YF&R, with Andy serving as the President and Vice President in recent years in addition to each
serving on several committees and chairing activities.
one of three new positions recently elected to the County Commissioner in Weakley County. Andy is also
a member of the NRA and has been endorsed by the Tennessee Right-to-Life for his stance on life issues in addition to past
pro-life efforts. He is also a past Treasurer of the Dresden Rotary Club, and a member of the Weakley County
Chamber of Commerce.
When asked what motivated him to run for State Representative,
Holt answered, “It’s my friends, family and neighbors; it’s my co-workers and all the hard working men and
women in Weakley and Carroll Counties who feel helpless at this pivotal point in our State and Nation’s history.
This race is not about me; it’s about all those folks out there who know that we have ventured too far down the
wrong road. They know it’s time to change leadership and change directions back to the principles
of our founding fathers. I have chosen to run for State Representative to serve and
to represent the people; not to serve myself and to impose my will upon them as we often see done in government today. I’m
not a career politician and I don’t intend on becoming one. I simply want the opportunity to show
my support for common sense fiscal responsibility, traditional family values, uninhibited second amendment rights and tax
rate reductions for Tennessee families and small businesses. I will make a positive difference and one
that I think most folks in District 76 can agree with, and that is why I would appreciate everyone’s vote to elect Andy
Holt as State Representative on November 2nd.”