Sunny Day

It was a much nicer day out today, and we hit A LOT of doors.

Ran into people I’ve known most of my life, as I often do.

It was especially nice to have Rachel and George with me!

Cold and Rainy Day

It was a cold and rainy day, but we still got out for a bunch of door knocking.

Putting the final touches on our fifth month on the door steps of the 30th District.

The primary is four months from today!

Oklahoma County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner

abraham_lincolnRachel and I spent the evening at the annual Oklahoma County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, which was held at the Quail Creek Country Club in the 30th District. 

Rachel volunteered at the registration table.   We had a great time visiting with many friends!

McCarville Report: “Holt Announces ‘One Of Us’ Campaign Team”

The McCarville Report covers today’s major announcement here.

Holt for Senate Announces “One of Us” Team

picture-for-fourth-itemWith just 75 days remaining before candidate filing, the campaign to elect David Holt the next State Senator from the 30th District of Oklahoma today announced its “One of Us” Team.  The Team is composed of 100 citizens from all walks of life and every corner of the Senate District.  Its members firmly believe that as “one of us,” David Holt is the best candidate to represent our community in the Oklahoma State Senate.

Reflective of David Holt’s lifelong passion for this community, the “One of Us” Team includes small business owners, pastors, public safety officers, veterans, educators, school board members, the publishers of both community newspapers, doctors, city council members, the mayors of all four cities, young professionals, and dedicated Republican Party activists.

The entire membership of David Holt’s “One of Us” Team can be found below, and is also linked here.

“As in every great community, our way of life is preserved by regular folks who work hard every day,” said Holt.  “These are the people who make our economy go, help us understand our faith, keep us safe, and protect our freedom.  These are the people who educate our children, produce our community newspapers, keep us healthy, and manage our tax dollars.   I am a product of the great people in this community, and they are the people I want to serve.  I am grateful for the life they have given me, and I am honored to have their support.”

“I have known David Holt most of my life, and I am so glad that we have the opportunity to vote for someone who is truly one of us,” said LaNeale Robertson, who with her husband Chris is raising two children in the 30th District.  LaNeale and Chris are both graduates of Putnam City Schools and Southern Nazarene University.  “David’s passion for our community is obvious to anyone who meets him, and his values represent who we are.  He will be a great State Senator for us.”

“David Holt has the right background in our community, the values and the experience to represent us with integrity,” said Danny Thomason, who is raising three boys in the 30th District with his wife Deanna.  “I will be proud to vote for David Holt to be our next State Senator.”

“My family wants our State Senator to be conservative, hard-working, and one of us,” said Lorne Hall, a small businessman in the 30th District and President of Western Lawns.  “That is David Holt, and I believe he will continue the excellent representation that our community has enjoyed for many years.” 

With his conservative values, experience, deep roots in the district, and commitment to public service, David Holt is uniquely qualified to be the next State Senator from the 30th District.  The son of a conservative activist mother and a father who spent three decades teaching in the Putnam City School District, Holt was raised in Northwest Oklahoma City, attending Putnam City Schools from kindergarten through graduation.  A former White House aide to President George W. Bush, he is an active community volunteer, serving on the boards of the Putnam City Schools Foundation, the Northwest Chamber, and the Oklahoma County Republican Party, amongst many other organizations.  David and his wife Rachel have been married for nearly seven years, and they have one son, George.   They are active members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral.

The 30th Senate District of Oklahoma includes portions of Northwest Oklahoma City, Bethany, Warr Acres and The Village.  It is currently represented by Glenn Coffee, who is term-limited.  David Holt officially entered the race on June 2, 2009.  For the last five months, Holt has been continuously knocking on the doors of voters and personally asking for their vote, and he has also achieved a 6-to-1 fundraising advantage over his only opponent, with over 400 donors supporting his grassroots campaign.

For more information about David Holt and his campaign to represent our community in the State Senate, visit



David Holt for Senate “One of Us” Team

    Grassroots Co-Chairs

  • Bunny Chambers, Republican National Committeewoman (1996-2008)
  • Jeannine Long
  • Brian Maughan, Oklahoma County Commissioner
  • Rodd Moesel
  • Maressa Treat
  • Ray Vaughn, Oklahoma County Commissioner
  • Leonard Sullivan, Oklahoma County Assessor
  • Lynn Windel, Republican National Committeeman (1992-2008)
  • Steve Curry, former Chairman of the Oklahoma County Republican Party, former Republican Chairman of the 5th Congressional District
  • Phillip Smith, Republican Chairman of House District 85
  • Todd Pauley, Republican Chairman of House District 90
  • Nat Harding, former Chairman of the Oklahoma Federation of College Republicans
  • Joshua Fahrenbruck, former Chairman of the Oklahoma County Young Republicans
  • Paul Matthews
  • Hunter Ligon
  • Rusty LaForge
  • Lesli Massad

    Small Business Co-Chairs

  • Leland and Vicki Gourley, Publishers of The Friday Paper
  • Steve Allen, Owner of Allenton Homes, former Chairman of the Northwest Chamber, former Bethany City Councilman
  • Lorne Hall, President of Western Lawns
  • Thomas Hill, President of Kimray, Inc.
  • Beverly Morgan, Owner of Northwest Tag Agency
  • Richard Bricker, Owner of Brick Plumbing
  • Ba Luong, Executive Vice President of Super Cao Nguyen
  • GiGi Faulkner, Owner of RE/MAX First
  • Bruce Rinehart, Owner of Rococo Restaurant
  • Jeff Click, Owner of Jeff Click Homes
  • Michell Dallal
  • Martha Ward, Owner of Martha Ward Tax Service

    Oklahoma City Co-Chairs

  • Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City
  • Ron Norick, former Mayor of Oklahoma City
  • Larry Nichols, CEO of Devon Energy
  • Guy Liebmann, Oklahoma State Representative and former Oklahoma City Councilman
  • Larry McAtee, Oklahoma City Councilman
  • Patrick Ryan, Oklahoma City Councilman
  • Gary Marrs, Oklahoma City Councilman
  • Carl Edwards, Managing Partner of Price Edwards and Company


    Bethany Co-Chairs

  • Bryan Taylor, Mayor of Bethany
  • Kent Shellenberger, Superintendent of Bethany Public Schools
  • Albert Gray
  • Gloria Quaid, Publisher of The Tribune
  • Gary Mercer, President of Mercer-Adams Funeral Service
  • Tom Ray, Bethany City Councilman
  • Patrick Alexander

    Warr Acres Co-Chairs

  • Patrick Woolley, Mayor of Warr Acres
  • Kory Warr, CEO of Praxis Development Corporation
  • Richard Phillips, former Oklahoma State Representative, former Warr Acres City Councilman
  • Ed Lynn, Owner of Buffalo Wild Wings and Marble Slab Creamery

    The Village Co-Chairs

  • Jerry Broughton, Mayor of The Village
  • Greg Love, President of Love’s Development Company
  • Chris Bernardy, The Village City Councilman
  • Hutch Hibbard, The Village City Councilman

    Faith-Based Community Co-Chairs

  • Danny Thomason, President of Reaching Our City
  • Brad Yarbrough, former Director of the State of Oklahoma Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Owner of the Pilgrim Group
  • Monty and Debbie Priest, Founders of Newchurch
  • Ben Nockels, Director of Sharefest
  • The Reverend Canon Luke Back, St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral

    Education Co-Chairs

  • Paul Hurst, Superintendent of Putnam City Public Schools
  • Tammy West, Putnam City Public School Board Member
  • Sue Sullivan, former Putnam City School Board Member, retired Putnam City Public School teacher
  • Dave Gillogly, Francis Tuttle Technology Center Board of Education Member, former Putnam City School Board Member
  • Jerry Cramer, former Putnam City School Board Member, retired Principal of Putnam City High School
  • Lisa Taylor, President of the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation
  • Caroline Gist, Executive Director of the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation, 2008 Chairman of The Northwest Chamber
  • Janie Thompson, Vice Principal of Putnam City High School
  • Stroud Holt, retired Putnam City Public School teacher
  • Randy and Rose Mary Baker, Putnam City Public School teachers
  • Cathy and Thomas Keller, Putnam City Public School teachers
  • Lyn Watson, Oklahoma City Public School Board Member
  • Steve Shafer, Oklahoma City Public School Board Member
  • Jon Chasteen, Vice President for University Advancement of Southwestern Christian University
  • Jeff Knapp, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, 2010 Chairman of The Northwest Chamber
  • Gerald Coury, “The Character Doctor”
  • Public Safety Co-Chairs

  • Wes Lane, former Oklahoma County District Attorney
  • Keith Bryant, President of Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association
  • Robert McCampbell, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma

    Veterans Co-Chairs

  • Gary Banz, Oklahoma State Representative, Chair of House Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, former Putnam City Public Schools teacher
  • Michael Taylor, former State Commander of the American Legion of Oklahoma, former Vice Chairman of the Oklahoma County Republican Party

    Health Care Co-Chairs

  • Bruce Lawrence, CEO of Integris Health
  • Trent Pitt and Scott Forrester, Forrester & Pitt Vision Source
  • Dr. James Lowe, D.D.S.
  • Dr. Charles Bryan, D.D.S.
  • Dr. Ryan Dahlgren, M.D.
  • Dr. Christopher Cook, D.O.
  • Butch Williams, D.Ph.

    Young Professionals Co-Chairs

  • Matt Hargis
  • Renzi Stone
  • Sarah Spinks
  • Ainslie Stanford
  • LaNeale Robertson
  • Nick Harroz
  • Kevin Perry
  • Kelley and Matt McGuire
  • Robbyn Glinsmann



Snowy and cold weekend

It was an odd start to Spring in the 30th District, but it only kept us off the doorsteps for one day.   Saturday, I made phone calls instead.   Sunday, I was back knocking doors.   We continue to get a great response.

Thank You to Our Volunteers

Thank you so much to all our friends who volunteered on the campaign today. We got a lot done.

It was neat to see people who have known me since I was born, people I grew up with, and people I didn’t know until I knocked on their door.

We couldn’t do this without you.

National Federation of Republican Women

Great to see everyone at the National Federation of Republican Women’s convention in Oklahoma City.

GOP legend Jeannine Long was instrumental in getting this convention here, and I was proud to help her and OFRW a little bit in the preparations. Sounds like everyone is having a great time.

Oklahoma County GOP

Great to see everyone tonight at the Oklahoma County Republican Party meeting at Character First!

Thank You

It’s a good day when you get to say “Thank You” about 500 times.   But here’s one more:

Thank you to everyone for all the “Happy Birthdays.”  It was a great one.

George enters politics

img_2613Just finished another full day of knocking on doors.  

This one was special because Rachel and George joined me for the first time since little George was born.