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Holt elected as next Oklahoma City Mayor

Post Date:02/13/2018 9:12 PM

Oklahoma City voters chose David Holt as their next Mayor in Tuesday’s primary election.

Mayor-elect Holt earned a majority of the votes in Tuesday’s primary, so a runoff general election is unnecessary. He will be sworn in as Mayor on April 10, and then preside over that morning’s Oklahoma City Council meeting.

The Mayor is one of nine members of the Oklahoma City Council. The other members represent each of Oklahoma City’s eight Wards.

The Council is nonpartisan and members serve part-time at the head of the City’s Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor’s annual salary is $24,000, and Council members’ annual salary is $12,000.

Mayor-elect Holt will succeed Mayor Mick Cornett, who didn’t seek re-election after four terms.

Mayor-elect Holt is a two-term state senator representing much of northwest Oklahoma City, but Article IV, Section 8 of the City Charter requires him to no longer hold that office while serving as Mayor. He’s an Oklahoma City native, an executive at an investment company and a former City employee who served for five years as Mayor Cornett’s chief of staff.

The election result is unofficial until certified by local county election boards.

Click here for a high resolution image of Mayor-elect Holt.

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Media Contact
Kristy Yager
(405) 297-2550 / (405) 863-2831
kristy.yager@okc.gov

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