Allen Farley

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Allen Farley
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Alabama House of Representatives District 15
Incumbent
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
OtherFederal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, 2004
Personal
Place of birthBessemer, AL
ProfessionPolice Officer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Allen Farley is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

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.[1]

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

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Farley served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:

  • Subcommittee on Agency and Commission Issues
  • Subcommittee on Professional Qualifications
  • Subcommittee on Government Services
  • Subcommittee on Public Safety

Issues

In keeping with his position as a values candidate, each item on the issues section of Farley's website is paired with a supporting Biblical quote.

Farley introduces 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."[2]

Safety in neighborhoods and schools

Farley advocates for cutting drugs and violence in family neighborhoods and has pledged to introduce legislation that would expand education programs beyond law enforcement to include families.

Ethics reform

Several of Farley's proposals center around greater transparency and state control over lobbyists. Among other items, he wants to see disclosure of lobbying expenditures required for any amount spent, not just items over $250, as Alabama law currently stipulates.

He also wants to see all PAC-to-PAC transfers banned and to limit the legal ability of lobbyists to make gifts to legislators.

Lastly, Farley supports giving subpoena power to the Alabama Ethics Commission.

The economy

In addition to citing needs to both create job and develop a more vital workforce in Alabama, Farley pledges to take a position against any new taxes and any pay raises for the legislature on his campaign site.

He cites a recent 62% pay raise the state legislature voted for itself as a prime example and plans to work on repealing that pay raise once elected.

Elections

2014

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will take place 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 is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

2010

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Farley defeated incumbent Pat Moore in the June 1 primary. He then ran uncontested in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

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."[9]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 15 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Allen Farley (R) 4,132
Pat Moore (R) 3,030

Campaign donors

2010

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:

Contributor 2010 total Percentage
Alabama Education Association $10,000 20.51%
Muriel S. Farley $5,000 10.26%
Alabama Trucking Association $4,000 8.21%
CGR PAC $2,500 5.13%
Kimberly Post $2,000 4.10%

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pat Moore
Alabama House District 15
2010–present
Succeeded by
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