Willie Mae Allen

Willie Mae Allen DEMDemocrat

American community activist and politician

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Willie Mae AllenDEMDemocrat American community activist and politician
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Willie Mae Allen (born February 11, 1937) is an American community activist and politician from Boston who represented the 6th Suffolk District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. Allen was an unsuccessful candidate for the Boston City Council in 1983 and 1985 (At-Large) and the Boston School Committee in 1987 (District 4). From 1988 to 2004 she was the Democratic state committee woman for the 2nd Suffolk district. In 2006 she ran for the Massachusetts House of Representatives seat that was being vacated by Shirley Owens-Hicks. She defeated former Boston deputy superintendent and Newark, New Jersey Police chief William R. Celester for the Democratic nomination and was unopposed in the general election. She was reelected in 2008 and did not run for reelection in 2010.Outside of politics, Allen has worked as a camp director and lectured on social and political issues. She has B.S., B.A., and M.P.A. degrees from Suffolk University.

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Suffolk University
MPA
1978
Suffolk University
BSBA
1976
The Great and General Court Legislative Branch Programs and the University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Politics
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Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Representative
Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives
2007 - 2011
Member
Massachusetts Electoral College
1993
Member
Massachusetts Democratic State Committee
1982
Special Project Coordinator
City of Boston Public Health Commission
1996 - 2002
Mayoral Aide
City of Boston
1988
Director
Grandparents Program
1979
Director
Blue Hill Avenue Coalition
1965 - 1966
Other Experience1 - 11 of 11
Grand Secretary
Prince Hall Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star
2000 - 2002
Member
Boston Alumnae, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
1991 - Current
President
Mattapan Civic Improvement Association
1969
Board of Directors
ABCD Public, present
Member
Reggie Lewis Sensational Seniors, present
Member
Order of the Golden Circle, present
Member
National Organization of Black Elected Legislative/Women, present
Member
Daughters of Isis, present
Member
TOPS, present
Experience
Massachusetts Black Legislative Caucus
Experience
Massachusetts Women Legislative Caucus