Representative Daniel Holt is dedicated to make the community where he was born and raised, as well as the entire state of Hawaii, a better place to live for all its residents. He is privileged to represent District 29, which includes Kalihi, Palama, Iwilei and Chinatown and currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Labor & Public Employment committee as well as a member of both the Finance committee and the Economic Development and Business committee. In Representative Holt’s first term as a legislator, he has taken a strong stance against crime in his communities as well as advocating for increased funding for social services for our most vulnerable populations.
Daniel is a graduate of the Kapalama Campus of Kamehameha Schools and later furthered his education at the University of the Pacific where he earned a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration.
The Holt 'Ohana has been deeply rooted in the Kalihi community for three generations, living in the same family home for well over 50 years. His father is former Hawaii State Legislator Milton Holt who represented Kapalama, Kalihi, 'Alewa Heights, and Chinatown as both a Representative and Senator between 1978 to 1996. Representative Daniel Holt is a member of the Kalihi Palama Hawaiian Civic Club and formerly served as the Chairman of the Kalihi Palama Neighborhood Board.
After returning home from college, Daniel worked at Horizon Lines (now PASHA) for a couple of years before beginning his journey at the legislature. Representative Holt held many positions in the legislature including bills researcher for the Senate Ways and Means Committee, legislative aide to late Senator Gilbert Kahele, committee clerk the Senate Special Committee on Accountability, legislative director in the Senate President's office and in 2014, he was appointed by the Hawai'i State Senate to serve as the Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms. These prior experiences give Daniel a unique perspective on the legislative process which allows him to more effectively & efficiently serve his constituents.