Another month on the doorsteps of the 30th District

With a full afternoon on the doorsteps today, I just finished my fourth month of knocking on doors and meeting voters. I’m the only candidate in this race doing it, but I think it’s a vitally important part of being a good representative.

Beautiful Saturday

It was as beautiful a day outside as we’ve had in awhile.

Spent the morning at a board retreat for the Putnam City Schools Foundation. It’s a lot of fun to be involved with this school district I’ve known all my life.

Spent the afternoon knocking on doors. Ran into a lot of friends!

Winter Olympics

scan0001The Holts have been enjoying the Winter Olympics the past two weeks.   

Here’s my one Winter Olympic memory:

On March 6, 2002, Jimmie Shea (skeleton) and Jimmy Grimmette (luge) visited the Speaker’s Office, fresh off their Olympic glory in Salt Lake.

Here’s the picture…

Foggy Day

A little cold and a little chilly, but still had a great day knocking doors…

Happy Valentine’s Day

g-roc-1-2010-364-no-vignette1Finished with a full day of knocking on doors.   Happy Valentine’s Day from the Holts!

Knocking on Doors

Kicked off our fourth month of door knocking with a full weekend on the doorsteps. The grassroots campaign continues…

Boy Scout Centennial

I'm in the middle of the front row

I'm in the middle of the front row

Tomorrow is the official Centennial of the Boy Scouts of America.  

I was a Cub Scout, Webelos, and Boy Scout in the 30th Senate District for a decade.   My mom was an active Cub Scout and Webelos leader at Wiley Post Elementary in the 30th District.  My grandfather was a member of the original American troop in Pawhuska that actually predates the “official” first troop.  The ideals and mentorship of Scouting were a significant factor in my upbringing.  

And so, from memory, I give you the Boy Scout Oath:

“On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the Scout law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” 

Happy Birthday, Boy Scouts of America.

The Bush Legacy

Me and the President in the Oval Office

Me and the President in the Oval Office

I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes in Oklahoma City today with my former White House colleague Dr. Condi Rice.  I just think the world of her, and I was very hopeful that she would run for President, though I always knew she wouldn’t.  She’s too smart for that.

On a related note, I received an update today from a Bush alumni network that I’m one of only 11 Bush White House veterans running for office nationwide.  I guess in my own way, I’m a little piece of the Bush legacy.  Dr. Rice is a much larger piece, and she carries it well.

McCarville Report: “Holt Leads In District 30 GOP Fundraising”

The McCarville Report updates on the campaign here.