officeholder officeholder  /ˈɔ fəs ˌhoʊl dər/


  1. (n) someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
  2. (n) the official who holds an office



  1. Palin's breakneck trajectory from rising star to former officeholder with more twists sure to come has everything to do with her Alaskan context.
  2. The apparent hero of the massive dust-up was Attorney General Brooke, the nation's highest Negro elective-officeholder, who ramrodded commission findings through to the grand jury.
  3. I think that in the future, there will be much more dogged investigation of any allegation of impropriety, and much less deference given to the officeholder or candidate.


  • Senator to run for Dewhurst's post

    AUSTIN — Conservative firebrand and Houston Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick ended months of speculation Thursday and jumped into the 2014 race for lieutenant governor, using the opportunity to blast the current officeholder for failing to pass controversial abortion bills. Along with the tea party favorite and radio talk show host, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Agriculture ...
    on June 30, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News


  1. In a full-page advertisement in The Washington Post, Flynt asked for "documented evidence of illicit sexual or intimate relations with a Congressperson, Senator or other prominent officeholder."
    on Jun 3, 2007 By: Larry Flynt Source: Washington Post

  2. "Never in modern times has a statewide officeholder and candidate been so vilified in a desperate attempt to revive a campaign that was fast-sinking - the Webb campaign," Wadhams wrote in the memo.
    on Aug 22, 2006 By: Dick Wadhams Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "It was a prudent, long-standing and cost-effective way of conducting business," Blackwell said in a statement. "And, it was well within my authority as an executive officeholder."
    on Mar 25, 2008 By: Ken Blackwell Source: Forbes

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