Oklahoma City mayor praises young, new leadership on council

The Associated Press - February 14, 2019 1:11 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt is heralding a new era with the recent election of city officials age 40 and younger.
Holt said in a tweet Wednesday that having so many elected officials in that age range is “without modern precedent in our city.” Holt was elected last year. He is 39.
The city council includes eight members who each represent a district, plus the mayor who is elected citywide. Five of nine members will be 40 or younger when new terms start April 9th.
Unofficial race results show two new Oklahoma City council members won Tuesday during municipal elections held throughout the state. JoBeth Hamon is 28 and James Cooper is 36.
Holt told The Oklahoman that he views the recent elections “as an opportunity to harness new energy.”

 

Latest Stories

Statement from Ponca City Board of Education and PCPS Administrators Released Concerning Eminent Domain Proceedings to Aquire Properties

The Ponca City School District wants the property of  Frances Welch along with other properties north...

Evans Children’s Academy of Performing Arts to Present “Adams Family The Musical”

The “Addams Family Musical” is coming to the Poncan Theater presented by the Evan’s Children’s Academy...

Third Street Will be Closed Between Walnut and Oklahoma for Reconstruction Beginning Wednesday

Ellsworth Construction OKC, LLC, dba A-Tech Paving, has entered a contract with the City of Ponca...