He has been a part of the Batte business even washing windows as a child. If he isn’t working, he would prefer to be playing golf. He is a beach bum. He loves to be on the water every chance he can. He’s a dog person. He has a goldendoodle named Harley. His grandchildren have nicknamed him “Grumpy.”
He spent 35 years in healthcare administration before going into business. He and Barbara recently went on their 28th trip abroad. He loves wood working and refinishing furniture. He studied art for more than three years under Karl Wolfe. He is invested in the Fondren area.
Most officials on the Northside are running unopposed in the August 6 primary.
In fact, the only positions with competition incude sheriff, tax collector and coroner in Hinds County and in Madison County the circuit clerk, District Four and Five supervisors and District Two justice court judge.
The couple has traveled to more than 40 countries. They have a yurt in their backyard. Allen was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Caribbean. Their six-acre yard is home to more than 1,000 types of plants. The couple loves traveling for and camping out at music festivals.
Northsiders like Mark Sandefur are excited for the newest recreation addition coming to the city of Ridgeland this spring because of the new opportunities it brings, like the chance to expand tournaments.