Mr. Holmaas served as member of the Parliament of Norway, representing Oslo from 2001 - 2012. He previously served as a deputy representative. He was the chair of the Standing Committee on Local Government and Public Administration from 2009-2012. From 2005-2009, he was a member of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, and between 2005-2001, he was a member of the Standing Committee on Local Government. He was previously a member of the delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (2005-2009). He is nominated on the top spot on Oslo SV's ballot for the Norwegian parliamentary election, 2013. Mr. Holmaas has a degree in law studies from the University of Bergen. Before entering politics, he worked as a journalist and bartender.