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