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  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure = 1998-Present
 
  |Tenure = 1998-Present
  |Term ends = January 10, 2014
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  |Term ends = January 9, 2018
 
  |Assumed office = 1998
 
  |Assumed office = 1998
 
  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Political party = Republican
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  |Per diem =  
 
  |Per diem =  
 
  |Pension  =
 
  |Pension  =
  |Last election = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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  |Last election = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
 
  |Appointed =
 
  |Appointed =
 
  |Appointed by =
 
  |Appointed by =
  |First elected = 1997
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  |First elected = November 1997
 
  |Term limits =
 
  |Term limits =
  |Next election = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
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  |Next election = November 7, 2017
 
  |Prior office = New Jersey General Assembly
 
  |Prior office = New Jersey General Assembly
 
  |Prior office years = 1996-1998
 
  |Prior office years = 1996-1998
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  |High school =  
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  |High school = Moorestown High School
 
  |Associate's =  
 
  |Associate's =  
 
  |Bachelor's = Bucknell University  
 
  |Bachelor's = Bucknell University  
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  |Religion =  
 
  |Religion =  
 
  |Office website = http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=156
 
  |Office website = http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=156
  |Campaign website =
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  |Campaign website = http://allen.senatenj.com/allen.php
 
  |Personal website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Diane B. Allen''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey Senate]], representing District 7. She was first elected to the chamber in 1997. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Allen include Senate Bill 86 and Senate Bill 149.<ref> [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives]</ref> Allen is currently the [[State Senate Deputy Minority Leader|Deputy Minority Leader]].  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Diane B. Allen''' (b. March 8, 1948) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey Senate]], representing [[New Jersey State Senate District 7|District 7]]. She was first elected to the chamber in 1997. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Allen include Senate Bill 86 and Senate Bill 149.<ref> [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp ''New Jersey State Legislature,'' "Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref> Allen is currently the [[State Senate Deputy Minority Leader|Deputy Minority Leader]].  
  
 
Allen was the Deputy Republican Conference Leader of the New Jersey State Senate from 2002 to 2003.
 
Allen was the Deputy Republican Conference Leader of the New Jersey State Senate from 2002 to 2003.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Allen graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from Bucknell University. She is the current president of VidComm, Incorporated. Allen is on the Board of Directors for the United Way.<ref> [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=8171 Diane Allen at Project Vote Smart]</ref>
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Allen earned her B.A. in Philosophy from Bucknell University. Her professional experience includes serving as the current president of VidComm, Incorporated.<ref name=Allen> [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=8171 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
===2010-2011===
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===2014-2015===
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Allen served on these committees:
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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Allen served on the following committees:
  
* [[Public Schools Committee, New Jersey State Legislature|Joint Committee on Public Schools]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Education Committee, New Jersey Senate|Education]]
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|State = New Jersey
* [[Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, New Jersey Senate|Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens]]
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|year = 2014
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 =Education
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|Committee2 = Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens
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|Committee3 = Military and Veterans' Affairs
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}}
  
==Issues==
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===2012-2013===
===Presidential preference===
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Allen served on the following committees:
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://mittromney.com/news/press/2011/12/mitt-romney-announces-support-new-jersey-leaders ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," December 15, 2011]</ref>
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New Jersey
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|Collapse=Yes
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 =Public Schools
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|Joint1=Yes
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|Committee2 = Education
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|Committee3 = Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens
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|Committee4 = Military and Veterans' Affairs
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}}
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Allen served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New Jersey
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|Collapse=Yes
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|year = 2010
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 =Public Schools
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|Joint1=Yes
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|Committee2 = Education
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|Committee3 = Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013]]''
  
Allen {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|New Jersey State Senate]] District 7. Allen is bracketed with unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and is challenged by [[Gary Catrambone]] (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Allen won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|New Jersey State Senate]] District 7. Allen ran unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and defeated [[Gary Catrambone]] (D) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013]</ref><ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-state-senate-0912.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/NJ_Page_1105.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-election-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 5, 2013]</ref>
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{{Election box 2013
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|Chamber= New Jersey State Senate, District 7 General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3=
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|winner1 = Diane Allen
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|Inc1=Y
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|Inc2=
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|votes1 = 38350
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|candidate2 = Gary Catrambone
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|candidate3=
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|votes2 = 25106
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|votes3=
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}}
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
::''See also: [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011]]''
 
::''See also: [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011]]''
  
Allen won re-election to the District 7 State Senate seat in the 2011 election.  She defeated [[Carole LoKan-Moore]] in the June 7 Republican primary.  Allen defeated [[Gail Cook]] in the general election which took place on November 9, 2011. <ref>[http://www.nj.gov/state/elections/election-results/unofficial-2011-primary-results-state-senate-0714-1.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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Allen won re-election to the District 7 State Senate seat in the 2011 election.  She defeated [[Carole LoKan-Moore]] in the June 7 Republican primary.  Allen defeated [[Gail Cook]] in the general election which took place on November 9, 2011.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2011-results/2011-official-primary-candidates-state-senate-051911.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2011 Official State Senate Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2011
 
{{Election box 2011
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{{Primary election box
 
{{Primary election box
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|Collapse= Yes
 
|Chamber= New Jersey State Senate District 7 Republican Primary
 
|Chamber= New Jersey State Senate District 7 Republican Primary
 
|year = 2011
 
|year = 2011
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===2007===
 
===2007===
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::''See also: [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007]]''
  
In 2007 Allen was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 7. Allen (R) finished with 23,185 votes while her opponent Richard Dennison (D) finished with 18,511 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NJ&y=2007 New Jersey State Senate election results]</ref> Allen raised $410,847 for her campaign fund.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95654 Campaign funds]</ref>
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In 2007, Allen was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 7. Allen (R) finished with 23,185 votes while her opponent Richard Dennison (D) finished with 18,511 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NJ&y=2007 ''Follow the Money,'' "New Jersey State Senate 2007 general election results," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref> Allen raised $410,847 for her campaign fund.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95654 ''Follow the Money,'' "Campaign funds," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2011===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2011, Allen received $404,004 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NJ&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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|Name = Allen
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|Full name = Diane Allen
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|year = 1997
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|Editdate = August 12, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=2086 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Allen, Diane" accessed August 12, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2011 = 404004
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|result2011 = Won
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|office2011 = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011|New Jersey State Senate, District 7]]
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|totalraised2009 = 163686
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|result2009 = N/A
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|office2009 = [[New Jersey State Senate|New Jersey State Senate, District 7]]
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|totalraised2007 = 410847
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|result2007 = Won
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|office2007 = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007|New Jersey State Senate, District 7]]
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|totalraised2005 = 93924
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|result2005 = N/A
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|office2005 = [[New Jersey State Senate|New Jersey State Senate, District 7]]
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|totalraised2003 = 276486
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|result2003 = Won
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|office2003 = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2003|New Jersey State Senate, District 7]]
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|totalraised2001 = 236750
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|result2001 = Won
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|office2001 = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2001|New Jersey State Senate, District 7]]
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|totalraised1997 = 288251
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|result1997 = Won
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|office1997 = New Jersey State Senate, District 7
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}}
  
{{slp donor box 2011
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===2011===
|Chamber = New Jersey State Senate
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{{SLP donor box 2011
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|name = Allen
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|full Name = Diane Allen
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|reference =
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|office= New Jersey State Senate
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|new = no
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
 
|total raised = 404004
 
|total raised = 404004
|total votes = 27011
 
 
|org1 = New Jersey Republican Party
 
|org1 = New Jersey Republican Party
|org2 = Election Fund Of Keenan & Halgas
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|org2 = Election Fund of Keenan & Halgas
|org3 = Senate Republican Majority Of New Jersey
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|org3 = Senate Republican Majority of New Jersey
|org4 = Medical Society Of New Jersey
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|org4 = Medical Society of New Jersey
 
|org5 = Archer & Greiner
 
|org5 = Archer & Greiner
|orgdonor1 = 12,462
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|orgamount1 = 12,462
|orgdonor2 = 8,200
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|orgamount2 = 8,200
|orgdonor3 = 6,879
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|orgamount3 = 6,879
|orgdonor4 = 6,200
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|orgamount4 = 6,200
|orgdonor5 = 5,200
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|orgamount5 = 5,200
 
|}}
 
|}}
  
====District 7 ranked fifth in fundraising====
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===2009===
 
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{{SLP donor box 2009
As of October 25, the candidates for District 7 spent $1,642,013. According to a [http://www.elec.state.nj.us/pdffiles/press_releases/pr_11032011.pdf press release] issued by the NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission, District 7 was fifth in total campaign spending for the 2011 election season. Only Districts 2, 38, 14 and 3 (ranked from highest to lowest) spent more.<ref>[http://www.elec.state.nj.us/pdffiles/press_releases/pr_11032011.pdf New Jersey ELEC, "News  Release," November 3, 2011]</ref>
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|name = Allen
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|full Name = Diane Allen
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113538
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|office= New Jersey State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 163686
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|org1 = Johnson, Betty Wold
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|org2 = Gillespie, John
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|org3 = Whitesell Construction Co
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|org4 = New Jersey Education Association
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|org5 = Fraternal Order of Police New Jersey State Lodge
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|orgamount1 = 2,600
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|orgamount2 = 2,600
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|orgamount3 = 2,500
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|orgamount4 = 2,250
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|orgamount5 = 2,250
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|}}
  
 
===2007===
 
===2007===
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{{SLP donor box 2007
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|name = Allen
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|full Name = Diane Allen
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95654
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|office= New Jersey State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 410847
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|org1 = Medical Society of New Jersey
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|org2 = Lance For Senate
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|org3 = Builders League of South Jersey
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|org4 = Communications Workers Local 1034
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|org5 = Kean for Senate
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|orgamount1 = 9,950
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|orgamount2 = 8,200
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|orgamount3 = 8,200
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|orgamount4 = 8,200
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|orgamount5 = 8,200
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|}}
  
In 2007, Allen collected $410,847 in donations.<ref> http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95654</ref>
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===2005===
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{{SLP donor box 2005
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|name = Allen
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|full Name = Diane Allen
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77474
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|office= New Jersey State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 93924
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|org1 = Medical Society of New Jersey
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|org2 = Election Fund of George F Geist
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|org3 = State Troopers Fraternal Association of New Jersey
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|org4 = New Jersey Dental Association
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|org5 = New Jersey State Troopers Non-Commissioned Officers Association
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|orgamount1 = 3,250
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|orgamount2 = 2,500
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|orgamount3 = 2,000
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|orgamount4 = 2,000
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|orgamount5 = 1,500
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|}}
  
Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.
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===2003===
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{{SLP donor box 2003
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|name = Allen
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|full Name = Diane Allen
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7995
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|office= New Jersey State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 276486
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|org1 = Burlington County Republican Women
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|org2 = Medical Society of New Jersey
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|org3 = New Jersey Builders Association
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|org4 = South Jersey Builders Pac
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|org5 = New Jersey Coalition of Auto Retailers
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|orgamount1 = 18,300
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|orgamount2 = 11,200
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|orgamount3 = 10,200
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|orgamount4 = 7,200
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|orgamount5 = 7,200
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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===2001===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2001
| Medical Society of New Jersey
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|name = Allen
| align="right" | $9,950
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|full Name = Diane Allen
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7720
| Communications Workers Local 1034
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|office= New Jersey State Senate
| align="right" | $8,200
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|new = no
|-
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|party = Republican
| Builders League of South Jersey
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|total raised = 236750
| align="right" | $8,200
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|org1 = New Jersey Education Association
|-
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|org2 = Friends Of S Gerald Cardinale for Senator
| Lance For Senate
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|org3 = Election Fund of Senator John O Bennett
| align="right" | $8,200
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|org4 = New Jersey State Carpenters
|-
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|org5 = National Republican Congressional Cmte
| Kean For Senate
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|orgamount1 = 10,700
| align="right" | $8,200
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|orgamount2 = 9,700
|}
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|orgamount3 = 8,200
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|orgamount4 = 7,200
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|orgamount5 = 7,200
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|}}
  
==District 7==
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===1997===
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{{SLP donor box 1997
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|name = Allen
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|full Name = Diane Allen
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=42980
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|office= New Jersey State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 288251
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|org1 = Burlington County Republican Cmte
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|org2 = Senate Presidents Cmte
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|org3 = Assembly Republican Majority Cmte
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|org4 = Allen, Diane
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|org5 = Friends of Allen Williams & Faulkner
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|orgamount1 = 119,375
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|orgamount2 = 68,282
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|orgamount3 = 33,909
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|orgamount4 = 14,662
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|orgamount5 = 7,284
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|}}
  
Allen represents New Jersey Senate District 7, which includes the cities of Beverly and Burlington, New Jersey.<ref> [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/districtnumbers.asp New Jersey Senate Districts By Number]</ref>
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==Scorecards==
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{{New Jersey legislature scorecards|Begin=2012|End=2020}}
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==Endorsements==
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20120214020948/http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/12/mitt-romney-announces-support-new-jersey-leaders ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," April 11, 2014](Archived)</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Allen and her husband, Sam, have two children. They currently reside in Edgewater Park, New Jersey.
 
Allen and her husband, Sam, have two children. They currently reside in Edgewater Park, New Jersey.
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Allen serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way.<ref name=Allen/>
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==Additional reading==
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*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1027/0029/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Candidates: Legislative District 7," October 27, 2011]
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*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1003/0029/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 7," October 3, 2011]
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''"Diane + Allen" + New Jersey + Senate'''"
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''"Diane + Allen" + New Jersey + Senate'''"
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
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==Additional reading==
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==See also==
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1027/0029/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Candidates: Legislative District 7," October 27, 2011]
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*[[New Jersey State Senate]]
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1003/0029/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 7," October 3, 2011]
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*[[New Jersey State Senate#Standing senate reference committees|Senate Committees]]
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*[[New Jersey State Legislature]]
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*[[New Jersey State Legislature#Joint Legislative Committees|Joint Committees]]
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*[[New Jersey state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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* [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=156 Official website of Diane Allen]
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* [http://allen.senatenj.com/ Diane Allen's Personal website]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=8171 Diane Allen legislative profile at Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=156 Profile from the New Jersey State Senate]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=8171 Diane Allen biography at Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://openstates.org/nj/legislators/NJL000020/diane-b-allen/ Profile from Open States]
* [http://allen.senatenj.com/biography.php New Jersey Republican Party biography of Diane Allen]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=8171 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=8171 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diane-Allen/37085247274 Diane Allen on Facebook]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diane-Allen/37085247274 Diane Allen on Facebook]
* [https://twitter.com/dianeallennj Twitter page]
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* [https://twitter.com/dianeallennj Diane Allen on Twitter]
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* [http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-unofficial-general-candidates-state-senate-0718.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', Unofficial general election candidates]
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*Campaign contributions via [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=2086 Follow the Money]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 13:25, 13 October 2014

Diane Allen
Diane Allen.jpg
New Jersey State Senate District 7
Incumbent
In office
1998-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2018
Years in position 16
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Senate Deputy Minority Leader
2006-Present
Senate Majority Whip
1998-2001
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 1997
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly
1996-1998
Education
High schoolMoorestown High School
Bachelor'sBucknell University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 8, 1948
Place of birthNewark, NJ
ProfessionBusiness Executive
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Diane B. Allen (b. March 8, 1948) is a Republican member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 7. She was first elected to the chamber in 1997. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Allen include Senate Bill 86 and Senate Bill 149.[1] Allen is currently the Deputy Minority Leader.

Allen was the Deputy Republican Conference Leader of the New Jersey State Senate from 2002 to 2003.

Biography

Allen earned her B.A. in Philosophy from Bucknell University. Her professional experience includes serving as the current president of VidComm, Incorporated.[2]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Allen served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Education
Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens
Military and Veterans' Affairs

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Allen served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Allen served on the following committees:

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Allen won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 7. Allen ran unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and defeated Gary Catrambone (D) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[3][4][5][6]

New Jersey State Senate, District 7 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Allen Incumbent 60.4% 38,350
     Democratic Gary Catrambone 39.6% 25,106
Total Votes 63,456

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Allen won re-election to the District 7 State Senate seat in the 2011 election. She defeated Carole LoKan-Moore in the June 7 Republican primary. Allen defeated Gail Cook in the general election which took place on November 9, 2011.[7]

New Jersey State Senate District 7 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Allen Incumbent 57% 27,011
     Democratic Gail Cook 43% 20,370
Total Votes 47,381

2007

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007

In 2007, Allen was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 7. Allen (R) finished with 23,185 votes while her opponent Richard Dennison (D) finished with 18,511 votes.[8] Allen raised $410,847 for her campaign fund.[9]

New Jersey State Senate District 7
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Diane Allen (R) 23,185
Richard Dennison (D) 18,511

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Allen is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Allen raised a total of $1,873,948 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 12, 2013.[10]

Diane Allen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey State Senate, District 7 Won $404,004
2009 New Jersey State Senate, District 7 Not up for election $163,686
2007 New Jersey State Senate, District 7 Won $410,847
2005 New Jersey State Senate, District 7 Not up for election $93,924
2003 New Jersey State Senate, District 7 Won $276,486
2001 New Jersey State Senate, District 7 Won $236,750
1997 New Jersey State Senate, District 7 Won $288,251
Grand Total Raised $1,873,948

2011

Allen won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $404,004.

2009

Allen was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2009. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $163,686.

2007

Allen won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2007. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $410,847.

2005

Allen was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2005. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $93,924.

2003

Allen won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2003. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $276,486.

2001

Allen won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2001. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $236,750.

1997

Allen won election to the New Jersey State Senate in 1997. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $288,251.

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2014-2015

In 2014, the 216th New Jersey State Legislature will be in session from January 14 through January 1, 2016.

2012-2013

In 2012, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 9, 2013. In 2013, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 13, 2014.

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Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Diane Allen endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [11]

Personal

Allen and her husband, Sam, have two children. They currently reside in Edgewater Park, New Jersey.

Allen serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way.[2]

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New Jersey State Senate District 7
1998–present
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