|South Carolina State Senate District 7|
|November 14, 2016|
|Years in position||13|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|South Carolina House of Representatives|
Allen earned his BA and JD from the University of South Carolina in 1982 and 1986, respectively.
Allen was admitted to the US Supreme Court in 1992. He currently works as an attorney.
Allen joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 2001. He has served in that position since, representing the 25th District.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Allen served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Corrections and Penology|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Allen served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Allen served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2009|
Allen won election in the 2012 election for South Carolina State Senate District 7. Allen defeated Lillian Brock-Fleming in the June 12 Democratic primary and defeated Jane Kizer (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|South Carolina State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012|
Note: Allen was also the Working Families Party candidate, and he earned 1,405 votes of his total as the Working Families Party candidate on the ballot.
|South Carolina State Senate District 7 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Lillian Brock Flemming||45.2%||1,920|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 25 (2010)|
|Karl Allen (D)||6,893||98.64%|
On November 4, 2008 Allen won re-election to the 25th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Rick Freeman (R).
Allen raised $16,674 for his campaign, while Freeman raised $0.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 25 (2008)|
|Karl Allen (D)||9,877|
|Rick Freeman (R)||2,980|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Allen was up for re-election, he collected $4,550 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Karl Allen's campaign in 2010|
|Democratic Women Of Greenville||$500|
|South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus||$500|
|South Carolina Dental Association||$500|
|South Carolina Association Of Certified Public Accountants||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$4,550|
Allen raised $16,674 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|6 different donors each donated:||$1,000|
The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard
The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, a conservative pro-limited government think tank in South Carolina, releases its Scorecard for South Carolina Representatives and Senators once a year. The Scorecard gives each a legislator a score based on how they voted in the two-year legislative term prior to the election on specific issues which the Palametto Liberty PAC thought were anti-limited government. "Most of the votes shown on the score card are votes that we lost. Now we can identify the Legislators that caused us to lose these votes. These Legislators are the ones who need to be replaced if we are to achieve the vision of having the most free state in the nation."
Karl Allen received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 78th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members. His score was followed by representatives Michael Anthony (13%), Jimmy Bales (13%), and Nathan Ballentine (13%).
Allen is single and has one child.
- South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Karl Allen
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- ↑ South Carolina State Election Commission "2012 Candidates," Accessed April 25, 2012
- ↑ South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official Primary Results," June 29, 2012
- ↑ AP.org "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012
- ↑ South Carolina State Election Commission, “2012 General Election – Official Results,” November 19, 2012
- ↑ South Carolina general election results
- ↑ Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in South Carolina
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ Campaign contributors to Karl Allen
- ↑ The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records"
- ↑ Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Scorecard 2012, 2012
- ↑ Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Score Card 2012, 2012
|South Carolina House of Representatives District 25
| Succeeded by|
Leola Robinson-Simpson (D)
Ralph Anderson (D)
|South Carolina State Senate District 7
| Succeeded by|