Travis Allen

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Travis Allen
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California State Assembly District 72
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University, Long Beach, 1996
ProfessionCertified financial planner/Small business owner
Office website
Personal website
Travis Allen is a Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing District 72. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Allen served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Accountability and Administrative Review
Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security, Vice-chair
Water, Parks and Wildlife


Campaign themes


Allen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Creating Jobs Is Priority Number One
Excerpt: "Californians need well paying jobs, but our leaders in Sacramento keep passing laws that force jobs elsewhere. They over-regulate and over-tax businesses and individuals, sending jobs to other states and even other countries."
  • Balancing The Budget. Really.
Excerpt: "Nobody argues about whether California’s budget is out of whack. That’s a given. But the solutions offered are the same every year. It’s raising taxes, accounting gimmicks, and issuing debt for our future generations to pay."
  • Stop The Tax Increases
Excerpt: "If you were to pay attention to the rhetoric coming out of Sacramento, you’d think the answer to every problem was more taxes, and more taxes alone. Californians are taxed enough! Our tax rate is one of the highest in the United States. "
  • Support A Part Time Legislature
Excerpt: "The Legislature only works 3 days a week, for just a few months out of the year. But for doing so, legislators are paid over $100,000 per year, given a free car to use, and are given gold–plated health insurance for themselves and their families. And that’s not to mention the perks they get from the Special interests."
  • Quality Education
Excerpt: "It is a false choice to say we need higher taxes in order to improve education. We simply need to spend our money more wisely. The thousands of bureaucrats we keep in Sacramento, while teachers are getting laid off and class-sizes grow is ridiculous."



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Travis Allen (R) and Joel Block (D) defeated Albert Ayala (D) in the blanket primary. Allen will face Block in the general election.[1][2]

California State Assembly, District 72 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Allen Incumbent 65.5% 36,677
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Block 20.6% 11,556
     Democratic Albert Ayala 13.8% 7,733
Total Votes 55,966


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Allen won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 72. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Joe Dovinh (D), Albert Ayala (D), and Long Pham (R). Allen defeated Troy Edgar (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Allen 55.7% 79,110
     Republican Troy Edgar 44.3% 62,983
Total Votes 142,093
California State Assembly, District 72 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Albert Ayala 13.7% 8,816
     Democratic Joe Dovinh 19.3% 12,432
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Allen 19.9% 12,851
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTroy Edgar 28% 18,060
     Republican Long Pham 19.2% 12,409
Total Votes 64,568

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Allen is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Allen raised a total of $429,701 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[5]

Travis Allen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 72 Won $429,701
Grand Total Raised $429,701


Allen won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $429,701.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Travis Allen's campaign in 2012
Allen, Travis$210,500
California Association of Realtors$7,800
Rare Antibody Antigen Supply$7,800
Theoryr Properties$7,800
Great Far East$7,800
Total Raised in 2012$429,701
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[6]


In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Norby (R)
California State Assembly District 72
Succeeded by