Jason R. Holsman
|Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 7th district
January 10th, 2013
|Preceded by||Jolie Justus|
March 25, 1976 |
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Robyn Holsman; 2 children|
|Residence||Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Kansas|
|Occupation||Faculty - University of Phoenix|
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Career
- 3 Missouri State Representative
- 4 Missouri State Senator
- 5 Personal life
- 6 Elections
- 6.1 State Senator - District 7 (November 6, 2012)
- 6.2 State Senator - District 7 (August 7, 2012)
- 6.3 Missouri House of Reps. - Dist. 45 (November 2, 2010)
- 6.4 Missouri House of Reps. - Dist. 45 (November 4, 2008)
- 6.5 Missouri House of Reps. - Dist. 45 (November 7, 2006)
- 6.6 Missouri House of Reps. - Dist. 45 - Democratic Primary (August 8, 2006)
- 7 References
Early life and education
Born to Gale and Judy Holsman, Jason was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated in 1994 from Blue Valley High School and attended the University of Missouri, where he became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He later transferred to the University of Kansas, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science and U.S. History in 1999. He went on to earn his Master of Arts Degree in Diplomacy & Military Science from Norwich University in Vermont. In 2005, he earned his Missouri State Teaching Certificate from Northwest Missouri State University.
After his graduation from the University of Kansas, Holsman took a staff position in the United States Senate. Holman's tenure working for then Senator John Ashcroft was brief and he soon returned to Missouri. Upon returning to the Midwest, Holsman accepted a position as a political correspondent to the Missouri Legislature for the Suburban Journals. While working for the Suburban Journals, he met his future wife, Robyn, and they returned to Kansas City, where she is a public school teacher.
Holsman spent three years as a network design engineer for Sprint PCS before becoming a certified public school teacher. As a social studies teacher of inner-city students from Kansas City, Missouri at Van Horn High School, he coached both varsity football and baseball.
Missouri State Representative
Holsman was the Chairman of both the Joint Committee on Urban Agriculture and Special Committee on Renewable Energy. His additional committee assignments include the Joint Committee on Education, Utilites and International Trade and Business.
Missouri State Senator
In 2012, Holsman ran successfully for a seat in the Missouri Senate (District 7).
Jason and Robyn Holsman wed in March 2001; the couple has two children. He is a member of the Ancient and Accepted Free Masons.
He has received numerous awards including mention or membership in the following: Who's Who Among American High School Students, the National Citizenship Award, the National Honor Roll of American Teachers, and Who's Who Among American Teachers (twice).
State Senator - District 7 (November 6, 2012)
- Jason Holsman (DEM) 64,674 100.00%
State Senator - District 7 (August 7, 2012)
- Jason Holsman (DEM) 7,513 53.1%
- Crystal Williams (DEM) 6,643 46.9%
Missouri House of Reps. - Dist. 45 (November 2, 2010)
- Jason R. Holsman (DEM) - 6,595 - 60.3%
- Nola Wood (Rep) - 4,348 - 39.7%
Missouri House of Reps. - Dist. 45 (November 4, 2008)
- Jason R. Holsman (DEM) - 11,470 - 68.1%'
- Jonathon Main (Rep) - 5,370 - 31.9%
Missouri House of Reps. - Dist. 45 (November 7, 2006)
- Jason R. Holsman (DEM) - 8,681 - 87.3%
- Tom Cole (WI) - 1,264 - 12.7%
Missouri House of Reps. - Dist. 45 - Democratic Primary (August 8, 2006)
- Jason R. Holsman - 1,581 - 52.6%
- Holsman, Jason. "Biography". Retrieved 12 January 2013.
- "2010 General Election Results".
- "General Election Results 2010".
- "General Election Results 2006".
- Carnahan, Robin. "Nov 6, 2012 General Election: Election Night Results". Retrieved 12 Jan 2013.