Oklahoma City Elects David Holt (Osage Nation) Mayor; Will Become OKC’s First American Indian Mayor

David Holt will become mayor of Oklahoma City on April 10.

Published February 22, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – David Holt, 38, a tribal citizen of the Osage Nation, will be sworn in as the mayor of Oklahoma City on April 10, 2018. Holt won 78.18 percent of the vote on February 13 in a three-person primary election. Since he garnered more than 50 percent of the votes cast in the primary election, Holt was declared the victor.

Holt will be the first American Indian to lead Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s largest city.

Currently, Holt serves in the Oklahoma state senate and resign his senate seat prior to be sworn in as mayor. A married father of two , Holt is an attorney.

“This is one of the most divisive times in American politics, but not here in Oklahoma City. We’ve had remarkable unity and I think this campaign has taken it to another level, and I hope that that is preserved in the next four years or however long my service may last,” Holt said during his victory speech.







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