Steve's Story

The Holden family’s ties to New York span centuries when E.F. Holden moved to Syracuse in the mid-1800s. E.F. Holden eventually created Syracuse University’s second academic building, the Holden Observatory. 

Steve was born and raised in Oklahoma. He spent most of his childhood days with his mother and three sisters on her adopted father’s farm while his father worked on the Modoc Nation lands.  

Like a lot of rural kids, Steve was a member of 4H, played baseball and soccer and worked his way up to football. Steve also captained the debate team his senior year.

Steve went to college in his hometown and graduated with a degree in criminal justice while awaiting a commission in the U.S. Army

The US Army sent a younger Captain Holden to Syracuse University’s Maxwell school where he met the love of his life, his wife Julie. 

Julie is a proud child of a union father who retired up in Tonawanda. She was briefly in the Army and is Steve’s rock. She keeps him from running out of steam and us on the campaign love her too. 

They formed a beautiful blended family and together raised three children to adulthood.

He served 20 years in the US Army, including four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Steve served on the team that captured Saddam Hussein and was later awarded three Bronze Stars. 

Currently, Steve serves as the CFO of an organization that helps military veterans receive government contracts. He also teaches finance and mergers and acquisitions to federal government employees.


Steve’s lifetime of service is what convinced him to run and we look froward to seeing you at the victory rally.

Steven Holden is a former member of the US Army. Use of military rank or title does not imply endorsement by the US Army or the Department of Defense.


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