Frances Holk-Jones represents State Farm in south Baldwin County and is the first ever, 4th generation State Farm agent in the country. As the President of Frances Holk Insurance Inc., she is consistently recognized as being in the top 2-3% of State Farm agents out of more than 19,000 agents nationwide.
Frances is a native of Baldwin County and learned the importance of public service while watching both her grandfather and father serve as Mayor of Foley. Their leadership instilled a passion for civic engagement and community service which Frances continues to hold dear to her heart. As Foley grew, Frances learned the importance of both economic development planning and the commitment to our community's family values.
As a part of Frances lifelong commitment to public service, she is a founding member of Foley Main Street and continues to serve as a board of director for this preservation-based economic development initiative. She also holds leadership positions across numerous civic organizations including the State Farm Agent and Associates of Alabama PAC, Gulf United Metro Business Organization (GUMBO), Baldwin County Republican Executive Committee, South Baldwin Republican Women, Baldwin County REALTORS ® Association, and Baldwin County Homebuilders Association. She is an Emeritus member for the Auburn University Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Business and has served on the board of the National Auburn Alumni Association.
Frances works diligently to ensure that programs are available to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians. She is proud to be the Vice President of the Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center Care House, the President of the South Baldwin Health Foundation, a trustee for South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, a founding board member of Impact 100 Baldwin County, and past president of the Foley Rotary Club and the Gulf Shores Kiwanis Club. She is also involved with the American Heart Association of Baldwin County, the Coastal Art Center of Orange Beach Friends, the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce (past chairman) and the Coastal Alabama Chamber of Commerce.
Frances is passionate about youth mental health, an illness that affects every 1 in 5 young adults ages 13 – 18. In honor of her late daughter Jennifer, she co-founded the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support our young children who don't need to face life's challenges alone. Since its inception, Frances has served as President and now Chairman of the Board bringing the concept of the Peer Helper Program to over 48 schools throughout Baldwin County. This comprehensive peer-to-peer prevention and support program is now a model used in schools throughout the country. Learn more about this important program by visiting JenniferMooreFoundation.com
Frances has received numerous awards and accolades for her volunteer work as a civic leader including:
Inaugural recipient of the United Way of Baldwin County Lifetime Service Award in 2019 for outstanding dedication, commitment, and service to the local community
2018 “Shatter the Silence” recognition from Baldwin County Public School System for her work to promote youth suicide awareness and prevention
2015 Art for Heart Community Honoree for the American Heart Association
2014 Walton M. Vines Free Enterprise Person of the Year; a South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce award of distinction
2012 “Face of Heart'' for the American Heart Association
2011 Champion of Peer Helping
2011 Ralph Schumacher Outstanding Community Service Award
2010 Philanthropist of the Year Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals
2010 Recipient of Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellow Award
"I'm ready to head to Montgomery to make sure Baldwin County gets its fair share of funding and pass legislation to promote economic prosperity and improve the quality of life for all Alabamians."
Frances graduated from Foley Highschool and Auburn University where she is an Emeritus member for the Auburn University Dean’s Council for the College of Business and has served on the board of the National Auburn Alumni Association.
She is married to Carl Jones and they have four children, Grayson Moore, Carl Jones II, Lee Jones, and the late Jennifer Moore. She is an avid horse enthusiast, national champion for barrel racing, and a past member of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association and the Professional Cowboy Association.