Ward 1 Recall Election Set for April 2nd


The recall election for the position of Ward 1 commissioner has been set for Tuesday, April 2.

The election is being held after a petition was put forth by the Enid Social Justice Committee in an effort to remove the current Ward 1 commissioner, Judd Blevins, from office.

Pushback against Blevins has become a recurring trend ever since he refused to denounce white nationalist groups to which he allegedly had past connections.

If Blevins is voted out in early April, then the commissioner seat would go to Cheryl Patterson, the lone challenger for the position.

Blevins has since released a statement in response to calls for his replacement.

“I could have chosen the easy way,” Blevins said. “I could have caved into the demands of insane leftists, like most other elected officials would have. But I chose to place my future in the hands of voters because I am confident they are going to re-affirm the decision they made a year ago. That I am the best to represent them.”

Polling locations on election day will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29 at the Garfield County Election Board located at 903 Failing Dr. in Enid.

Ward 1 residents can find their polling place by going to oklahoma.gov/elections. Anyone with questions can contact the board by calling (580) 237-6016.