Gerald Allen

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Gerald Allen
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Alabama State Senate District 21
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 5
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alabama House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama, 1973
Date of birthFebruary 8, 1950
Place of birthTuscaloosa, AL
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Campaign website
Gerald Allen (b. February 8, 1950) is a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 21. Allen was first elected in the 2010 election.


Allen is currently the owner of CASHCO Marketing. He has previously worked in sales, as an athletic director for Tuscaloosa County Parks and Recreation and as a coach for the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Allen served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Finance and Taxation Education
Transportation and Energy, Chair


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


Campaign themes


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

When Republicans were elected to office in 2010 the business-as-usual Montgomery attitude was over. I am proud to be your Senator during a four year term where we saved $1 billion in taxpayer dollars, lowered unemployment, passed meaningful ethics reform and protected our conservative values.[2]
  • Strengthening the Economy
  • Continue to recruit new industry to West Alabama
  • Support pro-job legislation
  • Fight against increased taxes for families and small businesses
  • Limited Government
  • Reduce wasteful government spending
  • Allocate government resources efficiently
  • Cut red tape and burdensome government regulations
  • Education
  • Ensure money goes directly to the classroom
  • Prepare our students for 21st century jobs
  • Oppose federal intervention in local school decisions
  • Fighting for Conservative Values
  • Support meaningful ethics reform
  • Protect our Second Amendment right to bear arms
  • Advocate for protection of the unborn


Allen's website highlighted the following campaign issues:

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "I will fight to cut taxes, stop waste and end bailouts so we can create jobs and improve the economy. I will work hard to bring good paying jobs to Senate District 21-so our children can stay and raise their children here. This election is about our families and jobs."
  • Family
Excerpt: "I believe the strength of our communities is found in the family. I am pro-life and will stand up for the unborn in the Alabama Senate."



See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Phil Poole was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Gerald Allen defeated Frank Chandler in the Republican primary. Allen defeated Poole in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Alabama State Senate District 21, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Allen Incumbent 62.3% 20,179
     Democratic Phil Poole 37.5% 12,161
     NA Write-In 0.1% 48
Total Votes 32,388

Alabama State Senate, District 21 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Allen Incumbent 75.9% 6,543
Frank Chandler 24.1% 2,078
Total Votes 8,621


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Allen ran for district 21 of the Alabama State Senate. He defeated incumbent Phil Poole in the November 2 general election.[7]

Alabama State Senate, District 21 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gerald Allen (R) 20,528
Phil Poole (D) 19,509


On November 7, 2006, Allen was re-elected to the 62nd District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Ann Skelton (D).[8]

Allen raised $80,186 for his campaign, while Skelton raised $9,497.[9]

Alabama State House, District 62 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gerald Allen (R) 7,667
Ann Skelton (D) 4,645

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Allen raised $434,019 in contributions.[10]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Business Council Of Alabama $82,500
Alabama Republican Party $82,019
Allen, Gerald $29,645

Rep. Allen discussing the future of boxing in Alabama


In 2006, Allen raised $80,186 in donations.

Below are Allen's top five campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[11]

Contributor 2006 total
AL Farmers Federation $6,203
Business Council of Alabama $5,000
IM PAC $3,500
AL Assoc of Realtors $3,000
Medical Assoc of the State of AL $3,000
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations


In 2010, Allen's endorsements included the following:[12]

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express


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Allen and his wife, Sheila, have three children.

He is a member of the Cottondale Elementary Parent-Teacher Association, Holt High School Parent-Teacher Association, University of Alabama Alumni Association, West Alabama Chamber of Commerce and Citizen Club and deacon at the Gilgal Baptist Church.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Phil Poole
Alabama State Senate District 21
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Alabama House District 62
Succeeded by
John Merrill