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David Holt sworn in as Oklahoma City's first new mayor in 14 years

Mayor David Holt takes the oath of office April 10 in Oklahoma City. (City of Oklahoma City)

David Holt has been sworn in as the 36th mayor of Oklahoma City and the city's first new mayor in 14 years.

The former State Senator took the oath of office April 10, beginning his four year term before leading his first city council meeting. Holt overwhelmingly won office during the Feb. 13 election to replace four-term former Mayor Mick Cornett.


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

The 39-year-old Oklahoma City native is the youngest current mayor of an American city with more than 500,000 residents. He is an executive at an investment company and previously spent five years as former Mayor Cornett's chief of staff.

Mayor Holt goes in to office pledging the following:

  • 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.
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