Mark Allen and his wife Nikki are the owners of Allen Rathole, Inc., a family-owned business specializing in oil field service. Mark and Nikki have been married 15 years. They are members of Victory Worship Center in Spiro.
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, which employs 11 people.
“As a small businessman and someone responsible for providing for employees, I have experience in facing fiscal challenges,” Allen said. “I have a firm understanding of what we need to do to help Oklahoma weather this economic downturn, how to pull our state through these times and prepare us for the future.”
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 time spent serving his country, Mark has always lived in Southeastern Oklahoma. He knows our values and wants to ensure we also 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 have and still defend it.
Mark Allen will put his business experience to work for our state, bringing new jobs and protecting existing jobs. “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 work hard to maintain our high quality of educational opportunities.”
A man with conservative values, Mark Allen is also concerned about safeguarding traditional values, keeping our families and communities strong and ensuring our natural resources benefit Oklahomans and create jobs here. A Lifetime NRA Member, Mark Allen will stand strong for Second Amendment Rights. Other affiliations include Pajaro Gun Club Board of Directors, National Sporting Clays Association, Ducks Unlimited Sponsor, Life Member 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.