Bryan R. Holloway is an American politician and former teacher. He served five and a half two-year terms as a representative from the 91st District (Stokes and Rockingham Counties) in the North Carolina General Assembly. Holloway resigned from his seat in 2015 to become a lobbyist for the North Carolina School Boards Association.
During his tenure, Rep. Holloway served as the co-chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee and as chairman of the legislature's Education Oversight Committee. In his first term, Holloway served as the Republican Freshman Leader. In 2014, he made an unsuccessful run for Speaker of the House.
Prior to his election in 2004, Holloway was a social studies teacher at West Stokes High School. Holloway defeated incumbent Rex Baker in the 2004 Republican Primary and Robert Mitchell, a fellow West Stokes High School teacher, in the 2004 General Election. Holloway easily won re-election against Democrat Ed Gambill in 2006, 2008, and 2010. In 2012, he defeated former NC House Representative Nelson Cole. He was re-elected without opposition in 2014.
Holloway is a graduate of Appalachian State University. He is a member of Calvary Baptist Church in King, North Carolina and resides in King with his wife, Misti, and their dog, Governor.
Holloway is a Young Earth Creationist, believing that the Earth is approximately 6,000 years old.
In May 2013 the popular menswear blog Ivy Style claimed that Holloway maintained a fashion blog (deleted shortly afterward) called "Wasp 101".
The post pointed out a number of similarities and coincidences between the writer (known as "Richard") and the politician: they are the same age and have the same birthday, both work in North Carolina politics, have a Dachshund called Governor and Richard is Holloway's middle name. The post also pointed out that photos of the second writer on the blog, "Kipp," bear a strong resemblance to Holloway's legislative assistant.
Holloway has denied that he was the author of the blog.