Resume Update 1998 to 2009
1998 – 2000
I moved back to South Florida from Connecticut, and did the following work.
1) South Beach taxi driver, and
2) assisting property management of my family’s 10 retail stores and tenants, along with Northern Trust Bank, Trustee, in my capacity as trust beneficiary. This work involved helping 10 retail stores at 244-272 Miracle Mile, working with building repair people, working with realtors to get vacant spaces rented, doing accounting, and all other aspects of an ongoing business involving gross rents of over $500,000 a year. Accomplishments: helped raise occupancy rate from 40% to 100%, income from ~$250,000 to ~$750,000 annually.
I did this work full-time, as above described, along with Northern Trust Bank, and Kerdyk Real Estate, in my capacity as trust beneficiary. This work involved assistant managing and supervising our family’s 10 retail stores, at 244-272 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, including the 10 retail tenants. Those tenants were: 1) Creative Weddings, 2) Sole to Sole, 3) Guayaberas, 4) Rivoli Handbags, 5) Euroline Kitchens, 6) TD Waterhouse, 7) Ace Tuxedos, 8) Gables Gems, 9) Venus Clothing, and 10) Abitare Furniture.
I became owner of 256 Miracle Mile, involved in multi-faceted property management duties, including helping in development of the Coral Gables downtown, insurance, taxation, publications, and commercial networking. I worked part-time for Contigo Peru Magazine -- involved myself extensively in City of Coral Gables issues, and was twice named by the Coral Gables Gazette as Activist of the Year.
My property management work: 1) received favorable media coverage in the Miami Herald, WPLG TV, and the Coral Gables Gazette, 2) involved helping the Florida Legislature draft successful Constitutional Amendment One (the 10% cap on commercial property annual tax increases, comparable to Save Our Homes), for property tax reform, passed by Florida voters in 2008, 3) a minor appearance on ABC TV News Nightline, 4) helping State leaders on future hurricane preparedness, by focusing on addressing global warming, and, 5) helping State leaders – Bill McBride, Gov. Crist – bring focus on economic development, through trying to develop infrastructure for providing US NASA’s liquid hydrogen, fuel cell energym, to the world, to help Florida replace Saudi Arabia, in the future, as the world’s energy supplier, potentially making Florida the richest location on the planet Earth.
Jackson Rip Holmes
920 Sevilla Avenue, #206
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-338-5000 


Resume Update, 2009-2019

City Commission Candidate, Coral Gables, Florida, 2011, 2013, and 2015.  Main theme, bringing a department store to downtown Coral Gables, to anchor and preserve low-rise retail on Miracle Mile, Coral Gables main street.  I believe this is important to voters, who want a suburban feel to the place they raise their children – free from urbanization and crime – so Coral Gables does not lose its greatest asset, its exceptionally gifted residents, who might otherwise move to true suburbs like Pinecrest, Cutler Bay, and Kendale Lakes, and Doral.

I was THE taxi industry insider helping Uber and Lyft win approval, over a period of 3 years, at Miami-Dade County Hall.  I had my photo taken with Uber Co-Founder and then CEO Travis Kalanick. 

I am running again for City Commissioner, urging the City to sue the County for an accounting of the Penny Sales Tax Transportation Funds, which I believe are enough to pay for implementation of the TRUE TRAFFIC SOLUTION, MetroRail on our superhighways—SR 836, Palmetto Expressway, Turnpike, and so on.

On September 8, 2016, an invited guest at former Senator Bob Graham’s (he allowed me  photo) Commemoration Honoring the victims of the 9/11/2001 attack on our country, I learned from other guests that our country has been plagued by inside jobs dating back to the Vietnam War (non-existent Gulf of Tonkin Incident) and beyond, occurring worldwide (Boston Marathon, London metro attack, Chechen attack in Russia 1999, Uyghur Tiananmen Square attack, China).  This launched my study of extraterrestrials, and I have had the honor of connecting with: 1) Roger Stone, friend of President Trump (he allowed me a photo), 2) former Canadian Defense Minister Paul Hellyer, 3) Jeffrey Steinberg, of the Lyndon LaRouche PAC, and 4) John Lear, who was one of two people who exposed Area 51.

I formally adopted Angie Reyesewest, now Angie Holmes, who is one DETERMINED YOUNG LADY, now in her junior year at St. Thomas University.

Contact info: 35 Sidonia Avenue, B, Coral Gables, FL  33134, P. 305-338-5000, E., website: