Oklahoma City, OK- Businessman Eric Roberts announced his candidacy for Oklahoma Senate District 30, being vacated by Senator David Holt, who is running for Mayor of Oklahoma City.

“It’s not a secret that the politicians and bureaucrats at the State Capitol are letting Oklahoma down”, said Roberts. “When our elected leaders focus on what government insiders want before the needs of our families, we’re destined for failure. When we work together to accomplish our goals, we all succeed.”

“When Oklahoma has a revenue problem, our leaders must take action. Leaders should review the entire balance sheet and get something done. State Government has an important role to play, and it’s doing a very poor job of delivering for the Oklahoma taxpayers they promise to serve.”

“I’m not a career politician or bureaucrat. I am a businessman with real-world experience in growing business, creating jobs, paying taxes, and raising a family. I’m running for State Senate because I’m tired of seeing Capitol insiders squander the opportunity this great state affords us. I’m proud to be an Oklahoman, and we need more people in government who can say the same”, concluded Roberts.

Eric Roberts has been an owner and operater of Colonial Center LTD for the past 26 years. Eric’s success as a commercial real estate developer has helped bring jobs, commerce, and services to the families of Northwest Oklahoma City for two decades. He has a unique understanding of how to incentivize and promote new business development in Oklahoma, having brought retailers to the local economy.

A third generation Oklahoman, Eric graduated from Casady High School before earning his degree at Southern Methodist University. He has been married for 24 years and has two college-age children.

Eric has long been involved in his local church and is active in other civic organizations. He has been a member of Rotary Club International since 1992 and serves as a board member of Ozarks Teen Challenge. Eric was appointed by Mayor Cornett to be on the Maps 3 Citizens’ Oversight Committee for the Oklahoma State fairgrounds.

Eric Roberts is having a kick-off event to introduce himself to voters on October 19th. For more details please call (405) 673-2856 or email info [at]