Tim Holden (born March 5, 1957), American politician, is a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993. A Democrat, he has represented the 17th District of Pennsylvania (map), having previously represented the 6th District from 1993 until 2003. He is a member of the Agriculture Committee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Resources Committee.
Holden is one of the most conservative Democrats in the House. He opposes abortion and gun control, and was one of 73 Democrats who voted for the Bankruptcy Bill. However, he has strong ties to organized labor, and has been critical of the Bush Administration's fiscal policy. is part of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition.
In 1980, Holden earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and became a licensed real estate agent and later an insurance broker (1983). He has worked as a probation officer, Sergeant-at-Arms for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and was the sheriff of Schuylkill County.