The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Election 2010

July 23, 2010

Hicks, Allen square off in Blaine County primary

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Mike Allen

Mike Allen’s history with Blaine County and Geary goes all the way back to his schooling, when he graduated from Geary High School in 1989.

Allen is looking to help those in Blaine County by running for the job of county commissioner for district 1.

He will face Darryl Hicks in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. The winner fill face Republican incumbent Melba Nance in the Nov. 2 general election.

Allen currently is involved in Blaine and Canadian counties operating heavy equipment.

“I am involved with the large amount of oilfield traffic and happenings daily,” he said. “I have had the opportunity to work with Devon Energy, Cimarex and Hoskins trucking employees, and think the oil field industry is a large benefit to all of Blaine County, especially with the district funding decreasing every year.”

If Allen is elected, he plans to improve roads.

“My goals are to work with those oilfield companies to keep our roads maintained for the safety of all citizens traveling in Blaine County,” he said.

He also added he would like to help the county and the towns in the county grow.

“I would like to be involved in ways we can help our small schools and communities to grow,” he said. “It is very important to me that citizens get the most of their hard-earned tax dollars. My door would be open for new suggestions every day. I would appreciate the opportunity to serve the communities.”

“This will be more than a full-time job, but I am ready for the challenge,” he said.

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