Jerry Alvord Wins State Senate District 14 Seat by Acclamation
Will take oath of office after the November 8th general election
04/25/2022 (Carter County, OK) – With candidacy filing ending for the 2022 elections, Jerry Alvord, who has served our community as a Carter County Commissioner for two terms, is the winner by acclamation for the State Senate District 14 seat currently held by retiring lawmaker Frank Simpson. “Over the last year of campaigning at people’s doorsteps and across our district, I have listened to the needs of our people, learning their priorities and how to best advocate for our region at the capitol. I am thankful for the strong coalition built, and the support across the district that will allow me to transition into the State Senate seat in November.
I am grateful for the strong leadership that will continue through November by State Senator Frank Simpson. I am committed to work towards revitalization of our energy industry, standing up for our rural community needs and ranching way of life, defending our constitutional freedoms, protecting your tax dollars and requiring government transparency to the people, while championing our conservative Oklahoma values.”
Jerry Alvord and his wife Shelly entered public service after building successful careers as independent business owners creating businesses from the ground up, as well as a cow/calf operation on their ranch. In his work for the community as County Commissioner, Alvord took a lead role in repurposing the donated Noble Energy facility into consolidated housing for county offices. This included updating & thoughtfully remodeling the historic, early 1900s built Carter County Courthouse. Alvord also made significant strides to improving infrastructure that had been severely damaged by historic flooding in 2015.
Generations of Alvord’s family have lived in Oklahoma, but during the dustbowl era, his maternal grandmother’s family found a need to move west for survival. Jerry returned to Oklahoma to live over 20 years ago, and his family not only found a place to live in Carter County, but more importantly it felt like home, realizing the state’s most precious resource is its people. In an effort to give back, he decided to apply lessons learned in business to successfully run for public office. Now that he has served locally and with the support and mentorship of the outgoing state senator, Jerry is well prepared to step into the larger role to represent the people of the region to the legislature and Governor.
Alvord has the love and support of his wife Shelly, a Stage 4 cancer survivor. She is a nationally accredited Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and has taken on more responsibility running the couple’s diverse business portfolio as Jerry focuses on serving the community.
Alvord is on the State Board of Directors for the Association of County Commissioners and serves as a Committee Member for Legislative Oversight. He supports Community Youth Services of Southern Oklahoma, the Family Shelter of Southern Oklahoma, Sara’s Project, Murray State Foundation and Southern Oklahoma FFA and 4H organizations. Alvord is a financial counselor and Elder for Crosspoint Fellowship Church. In addition, he has been an NRA Convention Co-Chair, has been an NRA certified handgun instructor, a member of Oklahoma Second Amendment Association, a member of the Noble Foundation, Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and Oklahoma Farm Bureau. Alvord is also a proud graduate of Leadership Ardmore and Leadership Oklahoma, as well as a presenter for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.