Holt sworn in as Oklahoma City's 36th mayor
David Holt was sworn in as Oklahoma City's 36th mayor and presided over his first city council meeting on Tuesday.
Holt took the oath of office with his left hand resting on a family Bible held by his wife, Rachel, with their children George, 8, and Maggie, 6, at their side.
Oklahoma County District 1 Commissioner Willa Johnson administered the oath. Johnson is a former Ward 7 city councilwoman.
Holt then presided over his first council meeting.
Family and friends crowded the council chamber at City Hall for the ceremony.
In brief remarks before taking his seat, Holt thanked his family.
He spoke of his goal to keep the interests of future generations in mind.
Holt has symbolized that goal by replacing photos of former mayors in the mayor's conference room with 20 portraits of Oklahoma City children.
The portraits include photos of his son and daughter.