Local minister and first-time politician Charlie Holley is challenging Mo Brooks to represent the 5th Congressional district.
Going against incumbent Brooks with no past political experience isn't discouraging Holley in the least.
He says Washington doesn't need a politician, but a servant of the people.
"I have a passion for helping people," said Holley. "People are more important than budget or deficit or party politics. You have to be a true servant to truly understand that, and I am a true servant."
Holley serves as associate minister at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and works as a computer administrator for Huntsville Hospital.
He says compromise isn't a dirty word. If elected Holley promises to work with Democrats and Republicans to come to solutions that help the mothers, children, and families he's come to know through his work in the Huntsville community.
Immigration, tax policy, and balancing the budget are all top priorities for Holley, and he says he can't wait to tackle those issues face to face with Brooks.
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