Diane Allen

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Diane Allen
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New Jersey State Senate District 7
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 17
Senate Deputy Minority Leader
Senate Majority Whip
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
Bachelor'sBucknell University
Date of birthMarch 8, 1948
Place of birthNewark, NJ
ProfessionBusiness Executive
Office website
Diane 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.[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.


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.[2]

Committee assignments


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


Presidential preference


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

Diane Allen endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Allen ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 7. Allen is bracketed with unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.


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. [4]

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


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

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


In 2011, Allen received $404,004 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Diane Allen's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Republican Party$12,462
Election Fund Of Keenan & Halgas$8,200
Senate Republican Majority Of New Jersey$6,879
Medical Society Of New Jersey$6,200
Archer & Greiner$5,200
Total Raised in 2011 $404,004
Total Votes received in 2011 27,011
Cost of each vote received $14.96

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.[8]


In 2007, Allen collected $410,847 in donations.[9]

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.[10]


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

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