Commissioner Accused of Having White Nationalist Ties Sworn Into Enid City Commission

Dozens of outraged Enid residents gathered both inside and outside of Monday night’s city commission meeting to demonstrate against the swearing in of a member accused of having ties to a white nationalist group.

“It’s abhorrent. It’s inexcusable. Of course, as a priest, I pray for him,” said Reverend James Neal of Holy Cross Enid.

Judd Blevins was elected to the Ward 1 seat on Enid’s City Commission on Feb. 14 of this year. He was officially sworn into the position on Monday night.

The protest of more than 50 community members at the City Administration Building was sparked by Blevins’ alleged involvement with a now disbanded white nationalist hate group called “Identity Evropa.”

2019 article written by a media outlet called Right Wing Watch accuses Blevins of working as Oklahoma’s state coordinator for the group.

According to Right Wing Watch, on an episode of the group’s podcast that has since been deleted from podcast platforms, Blevins was quoted saying, “You will not erase us, you will not replace us,’ — we have to have that attitude.”

“I understand that you’re never going to please everyone… I’m going to do my best to do my job to the best of my ability and frankly focus on the issues that got me elected,” said Blevins. “As far as the people outside, ultimately, they’re here because an election did not go their way and that’s fine.