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|Alabama House of Representatives District 15|
|November 3, 2010-Present|
|November 5, 2018|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2018|
|Other||Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, 2004|
|Place of birth||Bessemer, AL|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Recent news
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Born and raised in McCalla, in the Bessemer-cut-off of Alabama, Allen Farley would ultimately make his career in law enforcement, first on Bessemer's Police Department, beginning in 1973, and later with the Jefferson County Sheriff.
Farley was involved in creating the first School Resource Officer Division for the Jefferson County School System. He also coordinated law enforcement activities in Jefferson County Schools from January of 1990 through May of 1997.
He served as the second in command with the Jefferson Sheriff for ten months before being fired in 1998. Farley alleges it was over his personal friendships and political allegiances. For three-and-a half years, he supported his family through odd jobs and private security work.
Farley retired as assistant sheriff for Jefferson County on March 1, 2010 after 36 years in police work. He began his campaign for the state House the following day.
He is also actively involved with the Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Council in Birmingham, which houses over one hundred men as part of a six-month program to treat addiction and substance abuse. Among other activities, he leads a weekly mens' Bible study at the ARC.
His own wife's struggles with dependency on prescription drugs informs both his ARC work and his campaign's focus on reducing drug use in neighborhoods.
Farley and his wife of 35 years have three daughters, all of whom have families of their own. In total, the Farley's now have ten grandchildren.
Farley has spoken of wanting to serve Alabamans outside of the legislatve session and outside on Montgomery, saying" I want to be a full time representative, not a part-time politician."
Education and training
- FBI National Academy, 2004
- Jacksonville State University
- Jefferson State Junior College
- Bessemer High School
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Farley served on the following committees:
|Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Children and Senior Advocacy|
|• Public Safety and Homeland Security, Vice-chair|
|• Shelby County Legislation|
Farley served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
|Alabama Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Boards, Agencies and Commissions|
|• County and Municipal Government|
|• Jefferson County Legislation|
|• Public Safety and Homeland Security|
In keeping with his position as a values candidate, each item on the issues section of Farley's website was paired with a supporting Biblical quote.
Farley introduced his issue platform by saying, "Our campaign is centered around TRUST and living out one of my favorite Bible verses, Matthew 5:16. If the voters in House District 15 will TRUST me, I will live out my Christian values everywhere I go, every day. In doing this “All men will see my good works and glorify my Father in heaven”. It is time Christians step out and let our actions speak as loudly as our words. This country was founded on the actions, not just words, of Christian men and women."
Safety in neighborhoods and schools
Farley advocated for cutting drugs and violence in family neighborhoods and pledged to introduce legislation that would expand education programs beyond law enforcement to include families.
Several of Farley's proposals centered around greater transparency and state control over lobbyists. Among other items, he wanted to see disclosure of lobbying expenditures required for any amount spent, not just items over $250, as Alabama law currently stipulates.
He also wanted to see all PAC-to-PAC transfers banned and to limit the legal ability of lobbyists to make gifts to legislators.
Lastly, Farley supported giving subpoena power to the Alabama Ethics Commission.
In addition to citing needs to both create job and develop a more vital workforce in Alabama, Farley pledged to take a position against any new taxes and any pay raises for the legislature on his campaign site.
He cited a recent 62 percent pay raise the state legislature voted for itself as a prime example and planned to work on repealing that pay raise once elected.
Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Allen Farley was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
On election night, with most precincts reporting, Farley said of his apparent victory, "I was cautiously optimistic that I would win," he said. "It is an awesome responsibility, and I'm extremely humbled."
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 15 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Allen Farley (R)||4,132|
|Pat Moore (R)||3,030|
Allen Farley raised a total of $48,746. The $13,300 from public sector unions represents the largest single industry or sector to support him.
Some 71 individuals and two-dozen various institutions have donated to his campaign.
Mr. Farley's five largest donors are as follows:
|Alabama Education Association||$10,000||20.51%|
|Muriel S. Farley||$5,000||10.26%|
|Alabama Trucking Association||$4,000||8.21%|
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- Alabama House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Alabama State Legislature
- Alabama state legislative districts
- House site
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Allen Farley on Facebook
- Birmingham News Blog, "CAMPAIGN 2010: Alabama House Republican candidates, in their own words," May 27, 2010
- Trust Allen Farley, "Home," accessed October 15, 2010
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama2010.com, "Alabama GOP primary results," accessed May 5, 2014 (dead link)
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed July 18, 2014
- Birmingham News, "Incumbent Pat Moore loses House District 15 race to Allen Farley," June 1, 2010
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