|Michigan Senate District 37|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
January 1, 2011
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.
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.
Allen served on these committees:
- Commerce and Tourism (Chair)
- Economic Development and Regulatory Reform
- Health Policy (Vice-Chair)
- Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Recreation
- Local, Urban and State Affairs
- Senior Citizens and Veterans Affairs (Chair).
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.
Allen was not eligible for re-election due to Michigan's term limits.
Allen raised $212,977 for his campaign.
|Michigan State Senate, District 37|
|Jason Allen (R)||63,479|
|Sharon Unger (D)||43,736|
In 2006 Jason Allen collected $212,977 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan||$5,800|
|Michigan Association of Realtors||$4,375|
|Michigan Bankers Association||$4,175|
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Voting record from Michigan Votes
- Senator Allen's podcasts on iTunes
- WLNS, "APNewsBreak: State Sen. Allen to run for US House," April 25, 2010
- "Michigan Senate" List of Standing Committees
- "Michigan Senate" Map of Senate Districts
- Michigan State Senate official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Allen's 2008 campaign contributions
- 2006 contributors to Jason Allen
|Michigan State Senate District 37
2002–January 1, 2011
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