Government

NEW STATE REPRESENTATIVE: Brad Boles celebrates with his wife Michelle after all precincts reported in to make him the new District 51 state representative at a watch party Tuesday night. Boles wins House seat
Brad Boles wrapped up 16 long weeks of campaigning by running away with the special election for the State House District 51 seat, defeating fellow...

Murdock, Boles enter final stretch
With one week left in the campaign to become the next District 51 State Representative, Democrat Chuck Murdock and Republican Brad Boles, both of Marlow, have been...
Tuesday’s Election: All the information you need
Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the March 6 House District 51 Special Election, Stephens County Election Board Secretary Angela Dunagan said today. Early voting is...
NEW COMMISSIONER: New Stephens County District 3 Commissioner Russell Morgan talks to members of the sheriff’s department during Monday’s meeting. Sheriff addresses county commissioners
By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review A couple of items brought up by the sheriff’s department was the main focus of the County Commissioners meeting...

TALKING TO CONSTITUENTS: State Rep. Marcus McEntire (right) gives an opening statement about the latest Legislative session as Sen. Chris Kidd waits his turn at CU-Duncan last Friday morning. Local legislators address constituents
With the failure of the Step Up Plan and the subsequent budget cuts, the Oklahoma State Legislature is continually finding itself in a tough...

Governor continues burn ban across state
Governor Mary Fallin today extended and expanded a burn ban to include 52 counties because of extreme and extraordinary fire danger.  Conditions have continued to...
Charles “Chuck” Murdock Murdock making another run for House
For the second time in a little more than a year Charles “Chuck” Murdock of Marlow is running for state representative. Murdock, a Democrat, ran...

Commissioners acknowledge complaint
Stephens County Commissioners hired an attorney Monday morning to investigate the claims made by employees against the commissioners. Details of the complaint were not...
GOP WINNER: Brad Boles talks to Lyle Roggow (left) of the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation at Boles’ watch party at Flores Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday night. Looking on is Boles’ wife Michelle and State Rep. Marcus McEntire. Boles wins in a landslide
Heading into Tuesday’s GOP Primary, Brad Boles knew he had done everything he could have possibly done to get votes. That effort paid off with...

Brad Boles GOP voters to go to polls Tuesday
(Editor’s note: Brad Boles’ Republican primary opponent Dustin Payne did not return a message from The Marlow Review seeking an interview.) On...

Fairgrounds job descriptions questioned
Stephens County Commissioners tabled again the job descriptions of caretaker, groundskeeper, and secretary at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center. District 1...
Anderson out at fairgrounds
Stephens County Commissioners officially fired fairgrounds director Mike Anderson in front of a standing-room-only crowd Monday. Anderson had been suspended following a...
CANDIDATE VISITS: Duncan Mayor Ritchie Dennington welcomed lieutenant governor candidate Dana Murphy to the city on Monday morning. Murphy was making her way through the area to meet with people and to hear their concerns. Murphy makes Duncan stop
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dana Murphy made a stop in Duncan on Monday morning. Murphy, currently the Chairman of the Oklahoma Corporation...

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots
Voters in Stephens County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the January 9 Special House District 51 Election should apply now, County Election Board...
Mixed reactions to special session
By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review Gov. Mary Fallin’s call for a second special session this week met with mixed reactions. Some mixed reactions even came from the same...