Sylvia Allen

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Sylvia Allen
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Arizona State Senate District 5
Former member
In office
June 2008-January 10, 2013
President Pro Tempore, Arizona State Senate
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
AppointedJune 2008
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
ProfessionReal Estate Agent
Office website
Sylvia Allen was a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate from 2008 to 2013. Allen served as President Pro Tempore until 2013.

Allen has worked as a real estate agent for Integrity Realty since 2005.

Allen ran for the Arizona State House of Representatives in 2004 but was defeated. She served as chair for the Navajo Country Republican Party from 2000 to 2005. She was then appointed to the Arizona State Senate in June of 2008. She represented the 5th district from her appointment to January 2013.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Allen served on these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Health and Welfare


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Allen served on these committees:



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Allen won re-election to the 5th District seat in 2010. She defeated Bill Konopnicki in the primary election. She then defeated Elaine Bohlmeyer in the November 2 general election.[1][2]

Arizona State Senate, District 5 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sylvia Allen (R) 37,330
Elaine Bohlmeyer (D) 18,270
Arizona State Senate, District 5 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sylvia Allen (R) 21,338
Bill Konopnicki (R) 7,322


In 2008 Allen was elected to the Arizona State Senate, District 5. Allen finished with 36,347 votes wile her opponent Bill Jeffers finished with 30,365.[3] Allen raised $49,248 for her campaign fund.[4]

Arizona State Senate, District 5 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sylvia Allen (R) 36,347
Bill Jeffers (D) 30,365

Campaign donors


In 2010, Allen raised $76,461 in contributions. [5]

Her three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Pinnacle West $1,664
Allen, Sylvia Tenney $1,055
Arizona Association Of Realtors $1,000


Allen raised a total of $49,248 for her campaign fund. Her top four donors are listed below.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $12,921
Arizona Association of Realtors $1,600
Home Builders Association of Central Arizona $1,000
Arizona Optometric Association $500


Goldwater Institute

See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card

The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.[6]


Allen received a score of 71 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of A- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 1 more than her score on the 2011 report card. Allen’s 71 in 2012 was tied for the 6th highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.[6]

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Issue Positions

Sylvia Allen does not currently have a website that lists her issues positions.

See Sylvia Allen's official website for information on sponsored legislation.

Major Donors

Public Subsidy (26%) and Lawyers and Lobbyists represented the top groups that contributed to Allen's last Campaign. The top five individual contributors are[7]:


Sylvia and her husband Richard have five children.

Contact Information

Senator Sylvia Allen
1700 W. Washington
Room 307
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5219
Fax Number: (602) 417-3005

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Preceded by
Alaska State Senate, District 5
Succeeded by
Kelli Ward (R)