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Algernong Allen
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Former candidate for
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188
Bachelor'sHampton University
Campaign website
Algernong Allen was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 188 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.


Allen earned his B.S. in Finance from Hampton University. His professional experience includes working as an entrepreneur and community activist.[1]


Campaign themes


Allen's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Marriage and Gender Equality

  • Excerpt: "Our rights under the law must not be impeded by our expression of who we are, or how we love."

Public School Equality

  • Excerpt: "Every neighborhood must have the financial, instructional, and vocational resources to prepare children to make the most of their futures."

Community Investment & Economic Participation

  • Excerpt: "Poverty, crime, and lack of education are interconnected. Our challenged neighborhoods need reinforcement to create greater stability."

Voter Protection

  • Excerpt: "Our voting rights must not be limited in any way."

Fair Opportunities for Disenfranchised Persons

  • Excerpt: "We must responsibly maintain our humanity in our policies affecting people who are seeking to participate productively and with dignity."



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent James Roebuck, Jr. defeated Algernong Allen in the Democratic primary, while Ernest Adkins was unopposed in the Republican primary. Roebuck defeated Adkins in the general election.[3][4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 188, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Roebuck, Jr. Incumbent 89% 13,030
     Republican Ernest Adkins 11% 1,615
Total Votes 14,645
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Roebuck, Jr. Incumbent 69.4% 4,157
Algernong Allen 30.6% 1,829
Total Votes 5,986


Allen and his wife have one child.[1]

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