Jason R. Holsman
|Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 7th district
January 10th, 2013
|Preceded by||Jolie Justus|
March 25, 1976 |
Kansas City, MO
|Residence||Kansas City, Mo|
|Occupation||Faculty - University of Phoenix|
Early life and education
Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Jason Holsman is the son of Gale and Judy. He is a 1994 graduate of Blue Valley High School and attended the University of Missouri. At MU, Holsman 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, Holsman received his Missouri State Teaching Certificate from Northwest Missouri State.
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, Holsman met his future spouse and returned to Kansas City where she worked as a 4th grade teacher.
Holsman spent three years as a network design engineer for Sprint PCS before becoming a certified public school teacher.
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).
Holsman married his wife, Robyn, 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 Who's Who Among American High School Students, the National Citizenship Award, National Honor Roll of American Teachers, and Who's Who Among American Teachers (twice). Legislative Leadership Award – Missouri Electric Cooperatives, Green Leader – Missouri Votes Conservation, Legislator of the Year – Renew Missouri, Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award – Heartland Renewable Energy Society
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.