Former Judge Dodson's extensive knowledge of county government stems from having previously served as Faulkner County Judge in 2013-2014, and having served as County Attorney for both Faulkner and Lonoke Counties advising officials from every department of county government. He provided much needed leadership during two of the worst disasters in Faulkner County's history - the 2013 Mayflower Oil Spill and the 2014 county-wide tornado. Under his leadership, Faulkner County's responses to both disasters were innovative and first-of-their kind approaches by local government. After seeing issues with previous large responses around the nation, Judge Dodson believed that local government was in the best position to manage operations and resources provided by federal, state, and local governments in order to control costs, protect property, and help the citizens of Faulkner County.
Allen believes that Washington D.C.-style politics of anger and hatred are creeping closer and closer to our County each day. He believes the people of Faulkner County expect their leaders to accomplish their goals in a professional and civil manner. His term as County Judge reflects that belief. Under Allen's leadership, despite disaster response consuming much of his time in office, his organization successfully completed construction of the crown jewel of justice buildings in Central Arkansas, the Faulkner County Justice Building. His organization was responsible for heightened awareness of road conditions during hazardous weather, brought Christmas back to the Courthouse - purchased with private donations, and launched a health fair for County employees during open enrollment, and much more.
As your former County Judge and Chief Executive Officer, Allen is experienced in leading this multi-million dollar organization, which includes the County Judge's office, the roughly 1000 miles of county roads and drainage, all County buildings and facilities, Office of Emergency Management, 911 addressing, and flood plain management.
Allen is a 7th generation Faulkner County resident. Allen is a Christian, a Republican, and a conservative. Allen attends Antioch Baptist Church. Allen is a former officer in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He is a member of the Conway Noon Rotary Club, and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Allen was awarded the Jack Evans Regional Leadership Award by MetroPlan as well as the Leadership Award from the Faulkner County Leadership Institute. Allen graduated law school with honors, also making Law Review. Allen is a die-hard fan, and former football player, for both the Conway Wampus Cats and the Arkansas Razorbacks. Allen and his wife, Lorie, live in Conway. They have two daughters, MacKenzie and Madison, and their greatest joy is their grandson, Oliver.
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