Michael Allen

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Michael Allen
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California State Assembly District 7
Former member
In office
2010-2012
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
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Michael Allen is a former Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 7 from 2010 to 2012. He served as Assistant Majority Floor Leader. Allen is the former president of the North Bay Labor Council. He also served as director for the California State Senate's 7th legislative district from 2007 to 2010.

Biography

Allen earned a B.A., B.S., R.N. and J.D. His professional experience includes working as a psychiatric nurse at Sonoma County Crisis Clinic, attorney for the Sierra Club Legal Defense Team and the Sonoma County Organization of Public Employees and Executive Director of the Service Employees International Union Local 707.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Education
Excerpt: "Michael Allen is bringing teachers and parents together to create great public schools and support higher education. He stood with teachers and education advocates to stop millions of dollars in cuts to local public schools."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "Michael Allen is bringing environmentalists and industry leaders together for a cleaner future. Michael worked with local environmentalists and businesses to create Solar Sonoma County, a group that promotes local access to renewable energy."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Michael Allen is bringing health care advocates and administrators together to increase access to quality health care. As a registered nurse and former labor leader, Michael understands how important it is that every California resident has access to medical care that meets their needs while remaining affordable."
  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "Michael Allen is bringing business and labor together to grow new jobs and help working families. An experienced mediator, Michael has worked with business and labor to resolve numerous disputes to clear the way for projects that have created thousands of new jobs."
  • State Budget
Excerpt: "Michael Allen is bringing Democrats and Republicans together to solve California’s budget deficit. He helped craft a bi-partisan budget deal that reduced California’s ongoing structural budget deficit by more than 75 percent."

Elections

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Allen ran for re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 10. Due to redistricting following the 2010 census, he was displaced from District 7. He advanced past the June 5, 2012 blanket primary, defeating Alex Easton-Brown (D), H. Christian Gunderson (D), Connie Wong (D), Peter Mancus (R), and Joe Boswell (I). Allen was defeated by Marc Levine (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

California State Assembly, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Levine 51.2% 96,421
     Democratic Michael Allen Incumbent 48.8% 91,973
Total Votes 188,394
California State Assembly, District 10 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Allen Incumbent 31% 32,922
     Democratic Alex Easton-Brown 6.2% 6,563
     Democratic H. Christian Gunderson 2.2% 2,323
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Levine 24.4% 25,920
     Democratic Connie Wong 10.7% 11,371
     Republican Peter Mancus 21.4% 22,708
     Independent Joe Boswell 4.3% 4,544
Total Votes 106,351

2010

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Allen's defeated opponents Lee Pierce and Michael Wilson in the June 8 primary. He then defeated Republican Doris Gentry and Libertarian Kathryn N. Moore in the November 2 general election.[4][5]

California State Assembly, District 7 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Allen (D) 86,641
Doris Gentry (R) 43,350
Kathryn N. Moore (L) 5,993
California House of Representatives, District 7 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Allen (D) 13,623
Michael Wilson (D) 13,103
Lee Pierce (D) 6,681

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Allen raised $413,421 in contributions.[6]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Allen, Michael $20,650
California State Council Of Service Employees $15,600
AFSCME California $15,600
Service Employees Local 1021 $15,600
California Teachers Association $15,600

Personal

Allen has five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Noreen Evans (D)
California Assembly District 7
2010-2012
Succeeded by
Roger Dickinson (D)