I am Allen Swanda, and I am running for Oklahoma City City Council, representing Ward 3. A graduate of Moore Public Schools and Southwestern Oklahoma State University, I have spent the majority of my life in public service as a 30-year career US Army Officer. Following my retirement from the military, I spent several years consulting in the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Thailand and for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in Southeast Asia. I am currently retired from private business and residing with my wife, Lynn, in Westbury South, Ward 3, Oklahoma City.
My passion and desire is to continue serving our community and fellow citizens. My promise is to provide honest, dedicated, and competent representation to all of us living in Ward 3. I am confident my military and international work experiences and leadership in challenging, diverse, multi-cultural organizations is a perfect fit for representing the diversity found within Ward 3.
We have several ongoing challenges within our Oklahoma City community in which Ward 3 is an active part. Whether our challenges are the environment, infrastructure development, community programs, education, safety, or recreation, my promise is to represent Ward 3 in the best interest of all of its residents. I believe it is essential to listen to my constituents and get your input on issues before the council. While I do not promise to satisfy every individual’s challenges, I do promise my commitment and passion to work for Ward 3 as a collective whole. When elected, as your council member if I make no positive impact for Ward 3, I will not submit for re-election at the end of the elected term.