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Mayor David Holt sworn in, begins four-year term

Post Date:04/10/2018 8:45 AM

Mayor David Holt took the oath of office Tuesday as Oklahoma City’s 36th Mayor, starting his four-year term by leading his first City Council meeting.

Oklahoma City voters chose Mayor Holt on Feb. 13 as the successor to four-term former Mayor Mick Cornett, who did not seek re-election.

“It is the great honor of my life to be the Mayor of my hometown, Oklahoma City,” said Mayor Holt. “Writing the next chapter of our City’s history begins today, and we’ll write it together as one OKC.”

Mayor Holt, 39, assumes office as the youngest current mayor of an American city with more than 500,000 residents. He’s also Oklahoma City’s first Mayor of American Indian descent.

He’s an Oklahoma City native, an executive at an investment company and a former City employee who served for five years as former Mayor Cornett’s chief of staff.

Mayor Holt says his top responsibilities are to continue Oklahoma City’s positive momentum, and ensure that success reaches every part of the community. To accomplish this, Mayor Holt pledges to:

  • Maintain improvements in streets, transit and infrastructure.
  • Continue to invest in police and fire protection.
  • Promote an environment for job growth.
  • Sustain our commitment to quality of life through MAPS and other initiatives.
  • Work together to support public education.
  • Incorporate the diversity of our City in decision making.

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.

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kristy.yager@okc.gov

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