Senator 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.
David serves 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.
David holds 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.
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
David’s 2011 bills that became law included legislation to
facilitate prosecution of sex offenders, to make grand prix racing
possible in Oklahoma, to change the 2012 presidential primary to
March, 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
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 expenditures.
David’s 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
Previous Public Service
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.
David then 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
A tireless volunteer, David has been a member of many organizations,
including the following:
• Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum Foundation Board
• 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
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