Interview with Ray Holland, October 1, 2014

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Ray Holland is an attorney who served in the Georgia House from 1989-2003. In this interview Holland discusses his education at the University of Georgia and his introduction to politics through the YMCA Youth Assembly. He discusses his early experiences as a legislator after being elected in 1988, including the Biennial Institute, first impressions of other legislators, and serving on various committees. Holland discusses proposing budget reform legislation, his relationship with Zell Miller, and ethics issues. Holland also discusses reapportionment and the rise of the Republican party, minority politicians, and demographic changes in Georgia. He talks about rural economic development, compensation of public officials, and the controversy over changing the Georgia state flag.






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Ray Holland and Bob Short, “Interview with Ray Holland, October 1, 2014,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed May 25, 2024,