Hometown: Spiro, Oklahoma
Senate District 4: LeFlore and Sequoyah Counties
ENERGY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
Rules, Vice Chairman
Agriculture and Wildlife
Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Transportation
Senator Mark Allen was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate in November 2010, reelected November 4, 2014, and again November 6, 2018. He has served on the Agriculture and Rural Development, Appropriations, Education, Insurance, Judiciary and Rules Committees, along with the Appropriations Subcommittees on General Government, Public Safety and Judiciary, and Select Agencies; and as Chair and Vice Chairman of the Transportation, and Vice Chairman of the Veterans and Military Affairs Committees. He currently serves as Chair of the Energy Committee and Vice Chair of the Rules Committee.
In January 2018, he was appointed to serve on the Executive Committee of The Energy Council, a nonprofit organization that promotes a balanced national energy strategy and related environmental policies.
He represents Oklahoma Senate District 4 which is comprised of Sequoyah County and the northern half of LeFlore County.
Mark and his wife Nikki Allen are the owners of Allen Rathole, Inc., a family-owned business specializing in oil field service. Mark and Nikki have been married 22 years. They are members of the Victory Worship Center in Spiro, Oklahoma.
Mark was born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma and moved to Wilburton in 1962. In 1963, Mark’s father started Allen Rathole. Mark worked side by side with his father in the business until he and a partner bought the business from Mark’s father in 1989. Mark and Nikki continue to own and operate Allen Rathole today which employs 16 people.
Mark Allen is a graduate of Wilburton High School and served in the U.S. Navy Seabees as a heavy equipment operator from 1968-1970. Except for the time spent serving his country, Mark has always lived in southeastern Oklahoma. He knows rural values and works to ensure that we preserve our close-knit communities and agricultural heritage. Mark is a firm believer in God and country and the Constitution our United States was built on, and praises the men and women who defend it.
Senator Allen puts his business experience to work for our state. “The quality of higher education offered at our colleges and technology centers today means we have one of the best prepared workforces in the area,” Allen said. “I will continue to work hard to maintain our high quality of educational opportunities.”
A staunch conservative, Mark Allen is also concerned about safeguarding traditional values, keeping our families and communities strong and ensuring that our natural resources benefit Oklahomans and create jobs in this state. A Lifetime NRA Member, Mark Allen stands strong for Second Amendment rights. Other affiliations include Pajaro Gun Club Board of Directors, National Sporting Clays Association, Ducks Unlimited Sponsor, Life Member of the American Quarter Horse Association, Spiro Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, National Federation of Independent Business and Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association.