|Alabama State Senate District 21|
|November 3, 2010-Present|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Alabama House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of Alabama, 1973|
|Birthday||February 8, 1950|
|Place of birth||Tuscaloosa, AL|
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.
Allen served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Commerce, Transportation and Utilities Committee Chair
- Confirmations Committee
- Education Committee
- Energy and Natural Resources Committee
- Finance and Taxation Education Committee
- Local Legislation No. 1 Committee
- Reapportionment Committee, Alabama State Legislature
- Transportation Committee, Alabama State Legislature
Allen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
|“||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.||”|
- 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
- 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
Allen's website highlighted the following campaign issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate 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. Phil Poole was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Gerald Allen defeated Frank Chandler in the Republican primary. Allen defeated Poole in the general election.
|Alabama State Senate District 21, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Gerald Allen Incumbent||62.3%||20,179|
|Alabama State Senate, District 21 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Gerald Allen Incumbent||75.9%||6,543|
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010
|Alabama State Senate, District 21 General election (2010)|
|Gerald Allen (R)||20,528|
|Phil Poole (D)||19,509|
Allen raised $80,186 for his campaign, while Skelton raised $9,497.
|Alabama State House, District 62 (2006)|
|Gerald Allen (R)||7,667|
|Ann Skelton (D)||4,645|
In 2010, Allen raised $434,019 in contributions.
His three largest contributors were:
|Business Council Of Alabama||$82,500|
|Alabama Republican Party||$82,019|
Rep. Allen discussing the future of boxing in Alabama
In 2006, Allen raised $80,186 in donations.
Below are Allen's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:
|AL Farmers Federation||$6,203|
|Business Council of Alabama||$5,000|
|AL Assoc of Realtors||$3,000|
|Medical Assoc of the State of AL||$3,000|
In 2010, Allen's endorsements included the following:
- The Alabama Tea Party Express
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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.
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- Alabama State Senate
- Senate Committees
- Alabama State Legislature
- Alabama state legislative districts
- Senate website
- Official campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2002, 1998
- Gerald Allen for State Senate on Facebook (Dated)
- Gerald Allen for Senate, "Issues," accessed May 3, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 25, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 25, 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
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed July 18, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2006 election results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Alabama House spending, 2006," November 4, 2006
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
- The Alabama Tea Party Express, "Endorsements," November 2, 2010
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Allen
|Alabama State Senate District 21
| Succeeded by|
|Alabama House District 62
| Succeeded by|
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