Adam Hollier was born in Detroit, Michigan to Carl Hollier (retired Detroit Fire Dept. Captain and Wayne County Health Dept. Training Officer) and Jacquelene Hollier (retired social worker). He was raised in the Northend, where generations of his family have lived since the 1940's. As a proud lifelong Detroiter, Adam is restoring his historic home and building memories with his wife Krystle, daughter Lillian and son AJ.
Adam is a proud graduate of Detroit Public Schools. He earned an undergraduate degree from Cornell University where he participated in varsity football and track. While finishing his degree in Ithaca, NY, Adam also proudly served as a volunteer fire fighter. The spirit of service is deeply ingrained in Adam, which led him to enlist in the U.S. Army where he was honored as a Distinguished military graduate from Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning. He currently serves with the United States Army Reserve in the 412th Civil Affairs BN airborne as a team chief and paratrooper.
Adam's volunteer work took him all across the country, including serving as a ground relief coordinator after hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, MS and the Gulf Coast. Adam realized that wherever he went, Detroit was his home and where he would dedicate his time and energy to making a positive change. He returned to pursue a graduate degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
Adam's first role in a public capacity was in 2004 as District Director for State Senator Buzz Thomas. After earning his Master’s, he served as Chief of Staff for State Senator Bert Johnson, and as a senior member of Mayor Bing's administration. Adam shepherded the creation of the Public Lighting Authority - a project that has resulted in the installation of 64,000 new lights across the City of Detroit.
As a member of the State Senate Appropriations Committee, Adam ensured Detroit initatives were funded. In his first year, he got $1 million restored plus annual increases of roughly $250,000 for the Flip the Script program, which was originally cut from the proposed state budget. In total, Adam has brought more than $13 million home to the 2nd district. He ushered auto insurance reforms through the Senate, resulting in 100k more insured statewide and a $400 reimbursement to insured drivers.
After working with Senator Johnson and Mayor Bing, Adam believed there was much more work to be done. Guided by the motto “we can do better,” he knew it was time to step up and serve his community once again. In November 2018, Adam had the honor of being elected to the Michigan State Senate.
During his first week in office, one of the largest employers in his district wanted to shutter an auto plant. Adam rolled up his sleeves and collaborated with fellow leaders to help turn that plant once slated for closure into Factory Zero. This state of the art electric vehicle manufacturing plant is creating the cars of tomorrow, while providing new jobs for today. Adam has been a leading advocate for Auto insurance reform and has called for a $200 million investment in lead pipe removal in his district. He has been a central voice ensuring fair and equal representation for all during the MICRC redistricting process.
Adam will continue to be a fighter for his district, because it is home for him, his family, and the community he cares about.
Adam spends his spare time playing with his kids, woodworking, and making fitness goals via crossfit, running, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.