Mark Allen (politician)

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Mark Allen
Sen. Mark Allen.jpg
Member of the Oklahoma Senate
from the 4th district
Assumed office
Preceded byKenneth Corn
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Nikki Allen
ResidenceSpiro, Oklahoma

Mark Allen is an American businessman and Republican politician from Oklahoma. He is the current state senator for District 4 in the Oklahoma Senate.

According to his campaign website, Allen is the owner of Allen Rathole, Inc. a family-owned business specializing in oil field service.[1]

Senate District 4 encompasses all of Le Flore County and the central and eastern sections of Sequoyah County including the city of Sallisaw.

Political career[edit]

Mark Allen began his first term as a state senator in 2010. He has been an advocate for open carry and voted in favor of the current open carry law in Oklahoma.[2]

Allen was among 14 Republicans who signed a pledge to vote against further bond issues for an Oklahoma City-based museum featuring Native American art.[3]

He currently serves as the vice chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and a member of three other committees.[4]

Election history[edit]

July 27, 2010, Election results for Republican Party nomination for Oklahoma State Senate for District 4
Candidates Party Votes %
Mark Allen Republican Party 1,526 78.90%
Tom Lannigan Republican Party 408 21.10%
November 2, 2010, Election results for Oklahoma State Senate for District 4
Candidates Party Votes %
Mark Allen Republican Party 9,974 51.35%
Neil Brannon Democratic Party 9,451 48.65%


  1. ^ Archived 2010-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Open carry bill is sent to Fallin, Tulsa World, May 11, 2012 (accessed April 10, 2013)
  3. ^ Oklahoma Native American Cultural Center faces fight, Tulsa World, May 18, 2012 (accessed April 10, 2013)
  4. ^ Oklahoma Senate Archived 2013-07-09 at the Wayback Machine (accessed April 10, 2013).
  5. ^ Election Results
  6. ^ General Election Results