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Diane Allen

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Diane Allen
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New Jersey State Senate District 7
Incumbent
In office
1998-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2014
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 8, 2011
First elected1997
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly
1996-1998
Education
Bachelor'sBucknell University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 8, 1948
Place of birthNewark, NJ
ProfessionBusinesswoman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Diane Allen has been a Republican member of the New Jersey Senate since 1998. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Allen include Senate Bill 86 and Senate Bill 149.[1]

Allen graduated with a B.A. in philosophy from Bucknell University and is currently the Deputy Minority Leader in the state senate. [2]

In addition to being a senator, Allen is the current president of VidComm, Incorporated. She was also the Deputy Republican Conference Leader of the New Jersey State Senate from 2002 to 2003. Allen is on the Board of Directors for the United Way.[3]

Committee assignments

2010-2011

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

Issues

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. [4]

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. [5]

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
New Jersey State Senate District 7 Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Allen Incumbent 90.4% 3,904
Carole LoKan-Moore 9.6% 416
Total Votes 4,320

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.[6] Allen raised $410,847 for her campaign fund.[7]

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

2011

In 2011, Allen received $404,004 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

District 7 ranked fifth in fundraising

As of October 25, the candidates for District 7 spent $1,642,013. According to a 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.[9]

2007

In 2007, Allen collected $410,847 in donations.[10]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Medical Society of New Jersey $9,950
Communications Workers Local 1034 $8,200
Builders League of South Jersey $8,200
Lance For Senate $8,200
Kean For Senate $8,200

District 7

Allen represents New Jersey Senate District 7, which includes the cities of Beverly and Burlington, New Jersey.[11]

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Personal

Allen was born on March 8, 1948 in Newark, New Jersey.

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New Jersey State Senate District 7
1998–present
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