David is the “no-nonsense” conservative we need in the Clerk’s Office.
Meet David B. Hooten
An Internationally Renowned Musician
David’s passion for musical performance has taken him around the world.
He’s a Grammy and Emmy nominated trumpet player who has performed in churches across the country, like the Chrystal Cathedral, and even performed for Pope John Paul II in a private audience at the Vatican. He’s played our National Anthem at the Olympics, Yankee Stadium, Dallas Cowboy and OU football games, Blazer hockey, Redhawks baseball and Thunder basketball games. He performed for President Reagan and for President Bush at the White House and has played for Kings and Queens.
David’s first hit single was “Amazing Grace” in 1989, and he’s since released more than 20 albums.
Longtime Supporter of Conservative Republicans
From his help for Governor Fallin during her days in the state House, to writing campaign jingles for candidates like Frank Keating, Terry Neese and Ryan Leonard, David has long supported conservative candidates, both in their campaigns and while in office.
A Husband and Father
David’s father was an Air Force pilot. His mother, a native of Italy, ran a small Italian restaurant for years.
Today, David and his wife, Whitney, are the proud parents of three children, Henry, Ava and David, Jr.
An Adjunct Professor and Teacher
David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree from OU. He established the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (M.I.D.I.) Program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and he also taught trumpet for years.
As a volunteer music instructor, Hooten has spoken to students in virtually every OKC public school, and he is the founder of the Children’s Music Education Foundation.
A Small Businessman
Growing up, David experienced the joys and challenges of running a small business first hand. His family’s restaurant, Mama Lucia’s Italian Restaurant, was open for 36 years. Originally located in Duncan and later moved to OKC, David was owner and operator of the restaurant for fifteen of those years. He now markets David’s Meat Sauce nationally to carry on the family tradition.
A Community Leader for Children
From 2007-2013, David served as the Executive Director of a nationally recognized Oklahoma City non-profit organization that assists abused children. The CARE Center – Child Abuse Response and Evaluation, Inc. – works with law enforcement and healthcare professionals to support the victims of child abuse and creates an environment of compassion and love that encourages recovery. The Center assists over 3,000 children annually.