Voters Guide: Dan Holt

Candidate for Columbia Board of Education, 3-year term
Thursday, March 25, 2010 | 7:36 p.m. CDT; updated 7:53 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dan Holt, 52,  a Columbia resident since 1985, has worked in higher education finance as a student loan officer at Boone County National Bank, at the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, at Sallie Mae and at the Brazos Higher Education Service Corporation in Texas.


Dan Holt

ADDRESS: 4811 Ruby Oaks Court

PERSONAL: Age 52. Married to wife Lisa since 1985. Has four children, two from a previous marriage: Dan, 29; Kevin, 28; Emily, 17; Audrey, 14

OCCUPATION: Currently a stay-at-home dad. Formerly an education loan officer at Boone County National Bank and a consultant at Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, Sallie Mae and Brazos Higher Education Service Corp.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in economics from MU; master of business administration degree from William Woods University, Fulton.

BACKGROUND: Member of Columbia Parents for Public Schools and Broadway Christian Church

ON THE WEB: Holt has a campaign page on Facebook.

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Holt supports teacher merit pay, increased local control over the district and increased emphasis on career preparation, or “life skills,” in K-12 education.

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