David Holt represents the 30th District of Oklahoma, which includes
portions of Northwest Oklahoma City, Bethany, Warr Acres and The
Village. David is a fourth-generation Oklahoman whose conservative
values, experience, and deep roots make him uniquely qualified to
serve. In the Senate, David has been a vocal advocate for taxpayers,
fighting to assert taxpayer control over government expenditures,
lower taxes, and increase transparency.
in Senate Leadership as a Majority Whip. He also serves as Vice-Chair
of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Select Agencies. He also serves
on the Education, Judiciary, Appropriations, and Public Safety committees.
a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from George Washington University
and a Juris Doctor from the Oklahoma City University School of Law.
He is an attorney in Oklahoma City and has served as an adjunct
professor at Oklahoma City University. David is also the author
of the 2012 book Big League City: Oklahoma City’s Rise
to the NBA.
David and his
wife Rachel, a former Oklahoma County prosecutor, married in 2003.
They have two children, George and Margaret. The Holts are members
of St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church. David is a member
of the Osage Nation.
has been the primary Senate author of 30 conservative pieces of
legislation that have been signed into law.
David was elected
to the Senate on July 27, 2010 with 64 percent of the vote in the
Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election. He
took office on November 16, 2010. In his first two sessions, David
served in Senate Leadership as the Vice Chair of the Majority Caucus,
and as Vice Chair of the Business and Commerce Committee, and Vice
Chair of the Redistricting Committee, responsible for Central Oklahoma.
In his first
session in 2011, David led efforts to restore taxpayer control over
local government expenditures and to lower the Oklahoma income tax.
David also established a reputation as an effective legislator,
successfully shepherding multiple pieces of legislation into law.
2011 bills that became law included legislation to facilitate prosecution
of sex offenders, to make grand prix racing possible in Oklahoma,
to change the date of the 2012 presidential primary, to reform the
disposition of surplus county property, and to name the Interstate
44 bridge over the Red River after President George W. Bush. David
also co-authored bills to lower property taxes, reform public education,
and to improve Oklahoma’s business climate.
In his second
session in 2012, David again fought to lower the Oklahoma income
tax. He also fought for increased transparency at the Oklahoma Legislature,
and continued to fight for greater taxpayer control over local government
2012 bills that became law included legislation to bar welfare recipients
from using illegal drugs, to create a statewide community service
program, to save tax dollars on state purchases, to give taxpayers
a greater voice in decisions relating to government unions, to honor
veterans, and to improve Oklahoma’s business climate.
2013 bills that became law included legislation to lower retail
prices and enhance the free market by legalizing “Black Friday”
and other low-price sales, to protect the integrity of the presidential
election process, to increase work requirements for welfare, and
to require sex offenders to fulfill their sentence. Senator Holt
also co-authored landmark workers compensation reform, an income
tax cut, and legislation to decrease Oklahoma’s percentage
of uninsured drivers.
David was raised
in Northwest Oklahoma City, attending Putnam City Schools from kindergarten
through graduation. His path of public service led him first to
the U.S. Capitol, where he served House Speaker Dennis Hastert during
9/11. David then spent two years in the White House of President
George W. Bush before returning home as Oklahoma’s coordinator
to re-elect the President in 2004.
served U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe and Lt. Governor Mary Fallin before
becoming Chief of Staff to Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett in 2006,
where he served until his election to the Oklahoma State Senate.
volunteer, David has been a member of many organizations, including
City National Memorial and Museum Foundation Board of Trustees
• Putnam City Schools Foundation Board of Directors
• Oklahoma Republican Party State Committee
• Oklahoma County Republican Party Executive Committee
• Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber Board of Directors
• Oklahoma State Chamber Congressional Activities Committee
• Oklahoma Municipal League Legislative Committee
• Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park Board President
• Oklahoma City Downtown Club Board of Directors
• Quail Creek Homeowner’s Association Board of Directors
• Allied Arts Board of Directors
• Cultural Development Corporation of Central Oklahoma
• ACM@UCO Business Development Center Advisory Board
• Oklahoma City Zoo Trust
• Arts Commission of Oklahoma City
• Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority Board
• Lake Atoka Reservation Association Managing Board
• McGee Creek Authority
• Oklahoma Olympic Engagement Committee
• Big 12 Basketball and Baseball Championships Host Committees
• Oklahoma Academy for State Goals
• Leadership Oklahoma City Alumni Association
• American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
• Council of State Governments
• National Conference of State Legislatures
• Oklahoma Compensation and Unclassified Positions Review
David is also
a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City Class XXVI. He was named
"40 Under 40" by OKC Business News in 2006 and an "Achiever
Under 40" by The Journal Record in 2010. A longtime grassroots
Republican activist, David has attended two Republican National
Conventions as a member of the Oklahoma delegation. In 2012, the
people of Oklahoma elected David to the Electoral College, where
he cast one of the state’s seven votes for President and Vice
President of the United States.
|Senator David Holt
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 411A
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Executive Assistant: Dorynda Dusek
District Information: District 30
Zip codes Represented
- 73008, 73107, 73112, 73116,
73120, 73122, 73127, 73132, and 73134.
2012 | 2011