Republican state Sen. David Holt was elected Oklahoma Metropolis mayor on Tuesday in a 3-means race to grow to be the primary new mayor of Oklahoma’s largest metropolis in 14 years.
Voters within the Oklahoma Panhandle and the far northwestern a part of the state additionally elected a brand new state senator, Casey Murdock, a Republican who has been serving as a state consultant.
Within the race for mayor, the 38-yr-previous Holt acquired seventy nine % of the vote within the nonpartisan main election to defeat Democrat Randall Smith and unbiased Taylor Neighbors. Holt will exchange Oklahoma Metropolis’s longest-serving mayor, Mick Cornett.
Cornett, a previous president of america Convention of Mayors who has served as mayor since 2004, determined to not search re-election and is a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor.
Holt, an lawyer who served as Cornett’s chief of employees from 2006 to 2010, might be sworn right into a 4-yr time period as mayor in April. He’s in his second time period within the Legislature and has represented elements of northwestern Oklahoma Metropolis within the state Senate since 2010. From 2002 to 2004, Holt served within the White Home Workplace of Legislative Affairs beneath President George W. Bush.
Holt has stated that one among his prime priorities as mayor can be investments in police and hearth safety.