Jason Holsman

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Jason Holsman
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Missouri State Senate, District 7
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 7
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Missouri House of Representatives, District 45
2007 - 2013
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas
Master'sNorwich University, 2003
BirthdayMarch 25, 1976
Place of birthKansas City, Missouri
Office website
Jason Holsman (b. March 25, 1976) is a Democratic member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Holsman served in the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 45 from 2007 to 2013.


Holsman attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, and earned his B.A. in Political Science/United States History from the University of Kansas and M.A. in Diplomacy/Military Science from Norwich University. His professional experience includes working on the staff of Senator John Ashcroft, as a Political Correspondent for Suburban Journals, and as a baseball coach, football coach, and social studies instructor at Van Horn High School.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Holsman served on the following committees:

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment
General Laws
Transportation and Infrastructure
Veterans' Affairs and Health
Joint Committee on Education
Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Holsman served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Holsman served on the following committees:

Election history


See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

Holsman won election in the 2012 election for Missouri State Senate, District 7. Holsman defeated Crystal Williams in the August 7 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Missouri State Senate, District 7 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Holsman 53.1% 7,513
Crystal Williams 46.9% 6,643
Total Votes 14,156


On November 2, 2010 Holsman won election to the Missouri House of Representatives.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 45 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Holsman (D) 6,595
Nola Wood (R) 4,348


On November 04, 2008, Jason Holsman ran for District 45 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Jonathon Main. [3]

Jason Holsman raised $75,275 for his campaign.[4]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 45
Candidates Votes Percent
Jason Holsman (D) 11,470 68.1%
Jonathon Main (R) 5,370 31.9%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Holsman was up for re-election, he collected $58,667 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Carpenters District Council Of Kansas City & Vicinity $3,000
Comcast $1,325
Burns & Mcdonnell $1,300
Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors $1,000


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Jason Holsman's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Carpenters District Council of Kansas City & Vicinity $4,500
Supporters of Health Research & Treatments $2,000
Friends of Senator Ryan McKenna $2,000
45th Democratic Legislative District CMTE $1,625
102nd Democratic Legislative District CMTE $1,600


Holsman is married and has 2 children. He has been a member of the Ancient and Accepted Free Masons and the Center Planning and Southern Communities Coalition.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jane Cunningham (R)
Missouri State Senate District 7
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Missouri State House District 45
Succeeded by
Chris Kelly (D)