Mayor Holt was born and raised in Oklahoma City. The son of a teacher and a social worker, Mayor Holt has had family in Oklahoma City for the better part of a century. He graduated from Putnam City Public Schools before receiving his B.A. from George Washington University and his law degree from Oklahoma City University.
Mayor David Holt was elected February 13, 2018, with 78.5 percent of the vote. It was the largest vote percentage achieved by a non-incumbent candidate for Mayor since 1947, and it made Holt the youngest Mayor of Oklahoma City since 1923, the youngest current mayor of a U.S. city with more than 500,000 residents and the first Native American mayor of Oklahoma City. Mayor Holt took office April 10, 2018, as Oklahoma City’s 36th Mayor.