Rick Allen

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Rick Allen
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U.S. House, Georgia, District 12
Incumbent
In office
January 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Barrow (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolEvans High School (1969)
Bachelor'sAuburn University School of Architecture (1973)
Personal
Date of birthNovember 7, 1951
Place of birthAugusta, Georgia
ProfessionArchitect
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Rick Allen is a Republican member to the U.S. House representing the 12th Congressional District of Georgia.[1] He defeated incumbent John Barrow (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2] He won the nomination in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Allen's academic, professional and political career:[4]

Prior to his political career, Allen was a business owner.

Career

Since 1976, Allen has served as President and CEO of R. W. Allen & Associates, Inc., a construction corporation in Augusta, Georgia.[5]

Elections

2014

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See also: Georgia's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

Rick Allen won the general election on November 4, 2014.[6]He won the nomination in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[3] He defeated incumbent John Barrow (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Barrow Incumbent 45.25% 75,377
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Allen 54.75% 91,336
Total Votes 166,713
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Allen to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that made this list were set to receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[7][8]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRick Allen 54% 25,093
Eugene Yu 16.5% 7,677
Delvis Dutton 14.3% 6,644
John Stone 12.5% 5,826
Diane Vann 2.7% 1,237
Total Votes 46,477
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

2012

See also: Georgia's 12th Congressional District elections, 2012

Allen ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Georgia's 12th District. Allen and Lee Anderson advanced past the Republican primary to the runoff election.[9] He was then defeated by Anderson in the runoff election.[10]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLee Anderson 34.2% 20,551
Rick Allen 25.7% 15,436
Wright McLeod 24.7% 14,856
Maria Sheffield 15.3% 9,207
Total Votes 60,050

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Allen's reports.[11]

Rick Allen (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]July 11, 2013$9,697.85$0.00$(3,883.41)$5,814.44
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$5,814.44$141,970.00$(34,825.82)$112,958.62
Year End[14]January 31, 2014$92,130$108,311$(99,514)$100,927
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$100,927$210,299$(144,443)$157,782
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$191,401.00$323,591.00$(638,635.00)$225,567.00
Running totals
$784,171$(921,301.23)

2012

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Allen's reports.

Rick Allen (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]March 31, 2012$0$368,163$(137,304)$230,859
Running totals
$368,163$(137,304)

Personal

Allen is married to the former Robin Reeve of Carrollton, Georgia and together they have four children; Jennifer Allen Green, Andy Allen, Molly Allen Hargather, and Robin Anne Allen. He also has five grandchildren; Hadley Green, Wyche Green, Hutton and Collier Green (twins), and Hammond Hargather.[5]

See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Barrow
Georgia's 10th Congressional District
2015–present
Succeeded by
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