Senator Holt named to GOPAC board

Today, Senator David Holt was named to the 2015 GOPAC advisory board.   Here is the coverage from Roll Call.

Senator Holt Begins Second Term

1512258_10152852599573398_6631649518628101784_oSenator David Holt (R – Oklahoma City) recently took the oath of office from Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Steven Taylor.    Joining him were wife Rachel and children George and Margaret.   As he begins his second term, Senator Holt has been appointed chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Select Agencies.

Senator Holt talks about cities on OETA

Senator David Holt appears in a recent piece from “Oklahoma News Report” on OETA talking about the growing influence and effectiveness of city governments.   Senator Holt was a firsthand observer of the Oklahoma City renaissance during five years as chief of staff to the mayor.  The OETA piece can be watched here.

Senator Holt Receives “Child Abuse Prevention Leadership Award”

Senator Holt addressing the Parent Promise audience, and holding his award with wife Rachel

Senator Holt addressing the Parent Promise audience, and holding his award with wife Rachel

Senator David Holt has received the “Child Abuse Prevention Leadership Award” from Parent Promise in recognition of his efforts to protect children during the 2014 legislative session.   Parent Promise is a joint effort of the Exchange Club and Prevent Child Abuse Oklahoma.

This marks the fourth major award that Senator Holt has received this calendar year.   Senator Holt’s other recent awards include:

Oklahoma Sunshine Award – Presented by Freedom of Information Oklahoma for Senator Holt’s commitment to transparency in government.

Guardian Award – Presented by the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women in recognition of Senator Holt’s work on behalf of women and children.

Legislative Champion Award – Presented by the National MS Society for Senator Holt’s work on behalf of the multiple sclerosis community.

 

 

“Work of the heavy lifters often unsung”

Scott Carter of The Journal Record has a recent editorial praising Senator David Holt’s work this session in the Oklahoma Legislature.   It can be read here.

 

“Domestic violence law could save lives”

The Oklahoman recently editorialized in favor of Senator David Holt’s legislation with Rep. Kay Floyd to address Oklahoma’s domestic violence crisis.   The editorial about HB 2526 can be read here.

Op-ed by Senator Holt in The Oklahoman

Senator David Holt recently had an op-ed in The Oklahoman discussing the progress of government transparency at the Capitol this year.   It can be read here.    Senator Holt was awarded the “Sunshine Award” earlier this year for his work promoting government transparency.

 

Senator Holt on “The People’s Business”

UntitledSenator David Holt recently appeared on OETA’s “The People’s Business.”

You can watch the episode here.

“Applaud State Sen. David Holt”

The Journal Record today has an editorial praising Senator David Holt for his transparency legislation this session.  It can be read here.

Senator Holt on OETA’s Stateline

Senator David Holt recently talked about the effects of legalized gambling in Oklahoma on OETA’s Stateline.    You can watch the episode here.

KFOR: “11 questions Oklahoma officers may soon use to save a woman’s life”

KFOR has coverage of Senator David Holt’s recent bill with Rep. Kay Floyd to help combat domestic violence.   The story can be viewed here.

 

Coverage of Ralph Ellison Portrait Unveiling

Here is coverage of the unveiling of the Ralph Ellison portrait, spearheaded by Senator David Holt.

The Oklahoman

KGOU

 

Journal Record: “Holt’s bills are a ray of sunshine”

The Journal Record editorializes today in favor of Senator David Holt’s transparency legislation.

 

Dash Cam Transparency Bill Advancing

Senator David Holt’s bill to make all law enforcement dash cam videos a public record is advancing.   Last week it passed the Senate Rules Committee 15-1.

Here is coverage of the legislation:

Tulsa World

KFOR 1

KFOR 2

KWTV

 

Tulsa World: “Oklahoma Senate panel advances tougher Open Meeting Act”

 

The Tulsa World has coverage of Senator David Holt’s legislation to increase transparency and toughen the state’s Open Meetings Act.   It can be read here.