Gerald Allen

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Gerald Allen
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Alabama State Senate District 21
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
Prior offices
Alabama House of Representatives
1994-2010
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama, 1973
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 8, 1950
Place of birthTuscaloosa, AL
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Gerald Allen (b. February 8, 1950) is a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 21. Allen was first elected in the 2010 election.

Biography

Allen is currently the owner of CASHCO Marketing. He has previously worked in sales, as an athletic director for Tuscaloosa County Parks and Recreation and as a coach for the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Allen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

When Republicans were elected to office in 2010 the business-as-usual Montgomery attitude was over. I am proud to be your Senator during a four year term where we saved $1 billion in taxpayer dollars, lowered unemployment, passed meaningful ethics reform and protected our conservative values.[2]
  • Strengthening the Economy
  • Continue to recruit new industry to West Alabama
  • Support pro-job legislation
  • Fight against increased taxes for families and small businesses
  • Limited Government
  • Reduce wasteful government spending
  • Allocate government resources efficiently
  • Cut red tape and burdensome government regulations
  • Education
  • Ensure money goes directly to the classroom
  • Prepare our students for 21st century jobs
  • Oppose federal intervention in local school decisions
  • Fighting for Conservative Values
  • Support meaningful ethics reform
  • Protect our Second Amendment right to bear arms
  • Advocate for protection of the unborn

2010

Allen's website highlighted the following campaign issues:

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "I will fight to cut taxes, stop waste and end bailouts so we can create jobs and improve the economy. I will work hard to bring good paying jobs to Senate District 21-so our children can stay and raise their children here. This election is about our families and jobs."
  • Family
Excerpt: "I believe the strength of our communities is found in the family. I am pro-life and will stand up for the unborn in the Alabama Senate."

Elections

2014

See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Phil Poole was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Gerald Allen defeated Frank Chandler in the Republican primary. Poole will face Allen in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Alabama State Senate, District 21 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Allen Incumbent 75.9% 6,543
Frank Chandler 24.1% 2,078
Total Votes 8,621

2010

See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Allen ran for district 21 of the Alabama State Senate. He defeated incumbent Phil Poole in the November 2 general election.[7]

Alabama State Senate, District 21 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gerald Allen (R) 20,528
Phil Poole (D) 19,509

2006

On November 7, 2006, Allen was re-elected to the 62nd District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Ann Skelton (D).[8]

Allen raised $80,186 for his campaign, while Skelton raised $9,497.[9]

Alabama State House, District 62 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gerald Allen (R) 7,667
Ann Skelton (D) 4,645

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Allen raised $434,019 in contributions.[10]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Business Council Of Alabama $82,500
Alabama Republican Party $82,019
Allen, Gerald $29,645

Rep. Allen discussing the future of boxing in Alabama

2006

In 2006, Allen raised $80,186 in donations.

Below are Allen's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[11]

Contributor 2006 total
AL Farmers Federation $6,203
Business Council of Alabama $5,000
IM PAC $3,500
AL Assoc of Realtors $3,000
Medical Assoc of the State of AL $3,000
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations

Endorsements

In 2010, Allen's endorsements included the following:[12]

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express

Personal

Allen and his wife, Sheila, have three children.

He is a member of the Cottondale Elementary Parent-Teacher Association, Holt High School Parent-Teacher Association, University of Alabama Alumni Association, West Alabama Chamber of Commerce and Citizen Club and deacon at the Gilgal Baptist Church.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Phil Poole
Alabama State Senate District 21
2010-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Alabama House District 62
1994–2010
Succeeded by
John Merrill