Holt elected Oklahoma City mayor
by William Crum
David Holt coasted past two opponents in Tuesday’s primary election to become Oklahoma City’s 36th mayor and initiate a generational shift in city leadership.
Holt, 38, ran a campaign centered on the theme of OneOKC, promising to give meaningful voice to communities too long muted in the civic conversation.
“I’m honored at the chance to be the mayor of my hometown,” he said.
With 234 of 234 precincts reporting, Holt had 20,409 votes, or 78.5 percent. Randall Smith had 2,138 votes, or 8.2 percent, and Taylor Neighbors had 3,443 votes, or 13.3 percent.
Holt built a network anchored by 1,300 endorsements and a deep resume in city politics.