Rick Allen (Georgia 2nd)

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Rick Allen
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Georgia, District 2
Bachelor'sUniversity of Georgia (1973)
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Rick Allen was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia. Allen was defeated by John House in the Republican runoff primary on August 21, 2012.[1]


Allen was born in Columbus, Georgia.[2]


  • 1973: University of Georgia, Journalism, Advertising


Allen and his father decided to start Vita-Rx Corporation in Columbus, Georgia in 1978 as a Pharmaceutical Wholesaler to sell Generic Drugs and Vitamins.[2] Allen has been President and the general manager of the company since that time.[2]



See also: Georgia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Allen ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Georgia's 2nd District. Allen sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.[4] Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of May 25, 2012. The primary elections were held on July 31, 2012. He and John House won the primary and advanced to the primary runoff.[5] Allen was defeated by John House in the Republican runoff primary on August 21, 2012.[6]

U.S. House, Georgia District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRick Allen 41.9% 11,312
Ken DeLoach 26.1% 7,043
John House 31.9% 8,614
Total Votes 26,969

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