Tom Allen

Tom Allen DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Tom AllenDEMDemocrat American politician
77
Years of Age
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Years of Experience
MEResidence (state)

Thomas Hodge Allen (born April 16, 1945) is an American author and former politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Maine's 1st congressional district, and the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2008 against Republican incumbent senator Susan Collins. Allen lost to Collins (61.5% to 38.5%). Allen was first elected in 1996, defeating Republican incumbent James Longley, Jr. with 55 percent of votes cast to Longley's 45 percent. Allen was re-elected five times, receiving over 55 percent of the vote each time in his district, until his defeat in his 2008 run for the U.S. Senate. After, Allen was appointed president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers and began his term on May 1, 2009. His book Dangerous Convictions: What's Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress came out in 2013.

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Campaign Funding

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$6,008,880
Total Raised
$6,510,726
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Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education7 - 7 of 5
Wadham College
University of Oxford
1970
Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor
1974
Deering High School
1963
Bowdoin College
Bachelor of Arts
1967
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Democratic Whip at Large
United States House of Representatives
2008
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1996 - 2008
Member
Portland City Council
1989 - 1995
Agriculture Department
Presidential Transition Team
1992
Chair
Maine Clinton-Gore Campaign
1992
Mayor
City of Portland
1991 - 1992
Edmund S. Muskie Senatorial Campaign
1970
Business Owner
Public Policy Consultant
1994 - 1996
Attorney
Drummond, Woodsum, Plimpton and McMahon
1974 - 1993
Senate Staff
Edmund S. Muskie
1970 - 1971
Staff
Governor Ken Curtis
1968
Other Experience1 - 22 of 22
Board of Overseers President
Bowdoin College
1985 - 1996
Executive and Legislative Policy Committees
Maine Municipal Association
1989 - 1995
President
Greater Portland Council of Governments
1992 - 1993
Board President
Portland Stage Company
1987 - 1989
Vice Chair
Portland Charter Commission
1984 - 1985
Board of Directors
Shalom House
Board of Directors
United Way of Greater Portland
Chair
Clear Casco Bay Incorporated
Member
National Guard and Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization
Chair
Governor's Task Force on Foster Care for Children
1979 - 1980
Co-Chair
Prescription Drug Task Force
Co-Chair
House Oceans Caucus
Co-Chair
House Affordable Medicines Task Force
Vice President
Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea
Member
Democratic Caucus Task Force on Livable Communities
Member
New England Research and Development Caucus
Member
Democratic Caucus Task Force on Economic Security
Member
Democratic Caucus Task Force on Environment
Member
Democratic Caucus Task Force on Children's Health Care
Member
Merchant Marine Panel
Member
New Democrat Coalition
Member
Democratic Homeland Security Task Force