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Jason Allen

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Jason Allen
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Michigan Senate District 37
Former member
Term in office began
2002
Term in office ended
January 1, 2011
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Jason Allen was a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate from 2002 to January 1, 2011, serving as the Majority Whip.

Allen also served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002 and was a former Traverse County Board Commissioner.

Allen graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Miami-Ohio. Allen was a former Vice President of Sales for Captain's Quarters.

In April 2010, Allen announced his candidacy for the 1st District Congressional seat. Several other Republicans were in the running for the nomination.[1]

Key votes of 2009-2010

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  • Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
  • Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
  • Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
  • Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
  • Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
  • Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
  • Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
  • Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
  • Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
  • A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
  • It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
  • Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
  • Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
  • Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
  • Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
  • Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.


Committee assignments

Allen served on these committees:

District 37

Allen represented Michigan Senate District 37. District 37 includes the Macnikac Island Region and the Eastern Upper Peninsula and also North Central Michigan including Traverse City[3].


Elections

2010

Allen was not eligible for re-election due to Michigan's term limits.

2006

On November 7, 2006, Allen ran for District 37 of the Michigan State Senate, beating Sharon Unger.[4]

Allen raised $212,977 for his campaign.[5]

Michigan State Senate, District 37
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jason Allen (R) 63,479
Sharon Unger (D) 43,736

Campaign donors

2006

In 2006 Jason Allen collected $212,977 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $5,800
UPS $5,000
Michigan Association of Realtors $4,375
Michigan Bankers Association $4,175

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Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 37
2002–January 1, 2011
Succeeded by
Howard Walker