Jason Holsman

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Sen.
Jason Holsman
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Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 7th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 10th, 2013
Preceded by Jolie Justus
Personal details
Born (1976-03-25) March 25, 1976 (age 38)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Robyn Holsman; 2 children
Residence Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Alma mater University of Kansas
Occupation Faculty - University of Phoenix
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Website www.jrholsman.com

Jason R. Holsman (born March 25, 1976) is a politician from the U.S. state of Missouri. He is currently a member of the Missouri Senate for the 7th district in Jackson County.

Early life and education[edit]

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.[1]

Career[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Missouri State Representative[edit]

In 2006, Holsman ran successfully for a seat in the Missouri House of Representatives (District 45). He was re-elected in 2008 and 2010.[2][3][4]

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, Utilities and International Trade and Business.

Missouri State Senator[edit]

In 2012, Holsman ran successfully for a seat in the Missouri Senate (District 7).[5]

Personal life[edit]

Jason and Robyn Holsman wed in March 2001; the couple has two children. He is a member of the Ancient and Accepted Free Masons.

Elections[edit]

State Senator - District 7 (November 6, 2012)[edit]

  • Jason Holsman (DEM) 64,674 100.00%

State Senator - District 7 (August 7, 2012)[edit]

  • Jason Holsman (DEM) 7,513 53.1%
  • Crystal Williams (DEM) 6,643 46.9%

Missouri House of Reps. - Dist. 45 (November 2, 2010)[edit]

  • Jason R. Holsman (DEM) - 6,595 - 60.3%
  • Nola Wood (Rep) - 4,348 - 39.7%

Missouri House of Reps. - Dist. 45 (November 4, 2008)[edit]

  • Jason R. Holsman (DEM) - 11,470 - 68.1%'
  • Jonathon Main (Rep) - 5,370 - 31.9%

Missouri House of Reps. - Dist. 45 (November 7, 2006)[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

  • Jason R. Holsman - 1,581 - 52.6%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holsman, Jason. "Biography". Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "2010 General Election Results". 
  3. ^ "General Election Results 2010". 
  4. ^ "General Election Results 2006". 
  5. ^ Carnahan, Robin. "Nov 6, 2012 General Election: Election Night Results". Retrieved 12 Jan 2013.