Allen Weh

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Allen Weh
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Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, New Mexico
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Republican National Committee from New Mexico
2004-2008
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico
Master'sUniversity of New Mexico
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Corps
Personal
Place of birthSalem, Oregon
Professionpresident and CEO, CSI Aviation Services, Inc.
Websites
Campaign website
Allen Weh (b. November 17, 1942) was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from New Mexico.[1] He was defeated by incumbent Tom Udall (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

Biography

Weh was born in Salem, Oregon. He is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel. During his military career, Weh served in Vietnam, Malaysia, the Persian Gulf and Somalia. He was also the Chief of Staff of Marine Forces Pacific. Weh is a businessman, serving as president and CEO of CSI Aviation Services, Inc., which he founded in 1979. He is the former chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party and was a candidate for Governor of New Mexico in 2010. Weh was defeated in the Republican gubernatorial primary.[3]

Education

  • University of New Mexico

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in New Mexico, 2014

Weh ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing New Mexico. He lost to incumbent Tom Udall (D) in the general election.[2] Weh won the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014.[4] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. Senate, New Mexico General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Udall Incumbent 55.6% 286,409
     Republican Allen Weh 44.4% 229,097
Total Votes 515,506
Source: New Mexico Secretary of State
U.S. Senate, New Mexico Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAllen Weh 63% 41,566
David Clements 37% 24,413
Total Votes 65,979
Source: New Mexico Secretary of State - Official Primary Results

Endorsements

Weh was endorsed by the following:

Media

  • Weh received both positive and negative media attention for a campaign ad that he released on YouTube in August 2014, entitled, "Allen Weh ~ Restore Leadership."[6] In the ad, Weh included an image of the terrorist who killed American journalist James Foley. The ad targeted Tom Udall (D), Weh's opponent in the general election. A spokesman for Udall's campaign responded to the ad, saying that using the terrorist's image in a campaign ad was "appalling."[7]

Weh campaign ad including image of terrorist who killed James Foley

2010

See also: New Mexico gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010
2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary[8][9]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpgSusana Martinez (R) 50.71%
Allen Weh (R) 27.58%
Doug Turner (R) 11.56%
Pete V. Dominici, Jr. (R) 7.06%
Janice Arnold-Jones (R) 3.06%
Total votes 122,269

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 Weh's reports.[10]

Allen Weh (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 9, 2014$0.00$413,965.52$(208,396.47)$205,569.05
Running totals
$413,965.52$(208,396.47)

Personal

Weh and his wife, Rebecca, have three children and six grandchildren.[3]

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