Senator Adam Hollier was born and raised in the North End of Detroit where generations of his family have lived since the 1940s. The son of a former social worker and a retired Detroit Fire Department captain, service to people and the community were ingrained in Hollier from a young age.
Sen. Hollier served as a volunteer firefighter before enlisting in the U.S. Army and graduating with distinction from officer candidate school, where he earned the commission of 2nd Lieutenant. He currently serves as a paratrooper and Public Works Officer in the 412th Civil Affairs Battalion. Prior to joining the Senate, Hollier served as director of government affairs for the Michigan
Fitness Foundation. He began his public service in roles as a staffer in the state legislature and with local officials in the city of Detroit, where his efforts were instrumental in developing policies that protected seniors and facilitated the installation of 64,000 new lights to make neighborhoods safe.
As senator, Hollier has secured funding and gained bipartisan support for critical programs throughout the region, including career readiness, business development, mentoring and education initiatives. Senator Hollier has a passion for community and believes that developing careers and businesses, strengthening public education, pushing for fair representation within district maps, affordable childcare, and fostering strong, safe neighborhoods are key to the continued growth of our region. Hollier was named to Michigan Chronicle’s 40 under 40 in 2013 and Crain’s 20 in their 20s in 2015.
Senator Hollier is a proud graduate of Detroit Public Schools. He earned a bachelor’s in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University where he played safety on the varsity football team and was a decathlete. He received a master’s in urban planning from the University of Michigan. He lives in Detroit’s North End with his wife, Krystle, and young daughter and son. Hollier is an avid builder and fitness enthusiast practicing CrossFit and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with the belief that in all thing’s community and health…we can do better.
Senator Adam Hollier is currently serving his first term in the Michigan Senate. Representing the 2nd Senate district, Hollier serves Wayne County including Detroit, the Grosse Pointes, Hamtramck, Harper Woods and Highland Park.
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