For the first time in nearly two decades, voters within the City of Choctaw have elected a new mayor.
Chad Allcox has been elected to replace longtime mayor Randy Ross as he retires after serving at the helm of the Choctaw City Council since first being elected in 2005.
Allcox secured over 84 percent of the vote last Tuesday to solidify himself as mayor for the next four years.
Allcox received 977 votes (84.08%), while Reggie Tynes had 185 (15.92%) in the April 4 municipal election..
“I want to thank everyone for their support, and I’m excited to get started,” said Allcox. “I’m excited to get to work with everybody, and hope to make Choctaw even better.”
Allcox campaigned on priorities of infrastructure, safety, family and development.
Addressing road and drainage issues, investing in police and fire services and better working with the school district are among his goals.
“I am committed to working with federal, state, local and most importantly the citizens of Choctaw. Together, we will find a resolution to the ever-crumbling roads,” said Allcox.
Before running for mayor, Allcox served on the city’s volunteer planning commission, quality of life subcommittee and has volunteered for nonprofits serving veterans.
Allcox, a decorated combat veteran, is proud to call Choctaw his home after proudly serving as an Infantryman in the United States Marine Corps
Professionally, Allcox has worked for the federal government since 2012 with experience in supply chain management, logistics, program management, project management and analytics.
Hibbler, Moore elected
Choctaw’s City Council has a new look following last week’s municipal election.
All seven of Choctaw’s elected officials are now serving in their first term.
Three longtime members of the council have retired, and passed the torch to new representation.
Longtime mayor Randy Ross has retired alongside longtime council members Jennie Abts and Steve Krieske.
Choctaw’s new mayor is Chad Allcox.
Voters from all six city wards chose Allcox over Reggie Tynes.
Allcox secured over 84 percent of the vote.
In a familiar outcome, the Ward 1 race was close with 11 votes making the difference.
The only incumbent seeking reelections was Ward 1’s Chad Williams, who was seeking a second term, but voters opted to elect newcomer Tracey Hibbler, 97-86.
Calvin Moore was elected to replace Krieske.
He defeated ML Fletcher with 143 votes to 34.
Without a challenger, newcomer Cody Brewer will replace councilwoman Abts at the helm of Ward 3.
Brewer, 39, was the only candidate to file for the open seat.
The new members of the Choctaw City Council will serve four-year terms, with commitments expiring in April of 2027.