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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. No matter where they lived, Jerry and his family carried their Oklahoma values, hard work, and honest dealings with them, and Jerry was glad to return to the roots that had been foundational to his principles and impacted his world view.  


Jerry Alvord and his wife Shelly entered public service after building successful careers as independent owners creating businesses from the ground up, including a flourishing cow/calf operation on their Carter County ranch. In decades of building relationships in Southern Oklahoma, Jerry and Shelly Alvord treasure the beauty of the land, but more importantly realized the state’s most precious resource is its people. In an effort to give back, Jerry decided to apply lessons learned in business to successfully run for public office. Now that he has served locally and with the support and counsel of the outgoing state Senator Frank Simpson, Jerry is well prepared to step into the larger role to represent the people of the region to the legislature and Governor.  


In his work for the community as a Carter 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 improve infrastructure that had been severely damaged by historic flooding in 2015.


Jerry is also a successful horseman and has trained several World Champion and Top 5 horses. He is a fierce competitor and is both a World Champion team roper and multiple World Championships in working cowhorse events. These results can only be achieved through a strong work ethic, determination and the ability to problem solve, and attributes he will also bring to work for you in state government.


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 serves on the State Board of Directors for the Association of County Commissioners, and is a Committee Member for Legislative Oversight. In addition, he is a NRA certified handgun instructor, member of Oklahoma Second Amendment Association, a member of the Noble Foundation, Oklahoma Cattleman’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. He and his wife are active members of Crosspoint Fellowship Church, where he also serves as an Elder and financial counselor. 

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