George Allen

George Allen REPRepublican

U.S. politician from Virginia

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George AllenREPRepublican U.S. politician from Virginia
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VAResidence (state)

George Felix Allen (born March 8, 1952) is an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 67th governor of Virginia from 1994 to 1998 and as a United States senator from Virginia from 2001 to 2007. The son of National Football League head coach George Allen, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1983 to 1991, resigning after he won a special election for Virginia's 7th congressional district in November 1991. After his district was eliminated during redistricting, he declined to run for a full term in 1992, instead running for Governor of Virginia in the 1993 election. He defeated Democratic Attorney General of Virginia Mary Sue Terry by 58.3% against 40.9%. Barred by term limits from seeking reelection to a second term in 1997, he worked in the private sector until the 2000 election in which he ran for the United States Senate, defeating two-term Democratic incumbent Chuck Robb. Allen ran for reelection in the 2006 election, but after a close and controversial race, he was defeated by Democratic former U.S. Secretary of the Navy Jim Webb. When Webb decided to retire, Allen ran for his old seat again in the 2012 election but was defeated again, this time by Democratic former Governor Tim Kaine. Allen now serves on the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors of Young America's Foundation, where he is a Reagan Ranch Presidential Scholar.

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Campaign Funding

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-$7,606
Total Raised
$123,053
Total Spent
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Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Palos Verdes High School
University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts
University of Virginia School of Law
Juris Doctor
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Governor
Commonwealth of Virginia
1994 - 1998
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1991 - 1993
Delegate
Virginia House of Delegates
1983 - 1991
Republican Nominee
Virginia House of Delegates
1979
Senator
Partner
McGuire Woods
1998 - 2000
Attorney
Private Law Practice
1978 - 1991
Law Clerk
Judge Glen Williams
1977 - 1978
Other Experience1 - 17 of 17
Member
Board of Trustees, Appalachian School of Law
2000 - Current
Member
Board of Trustees, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering
1999 - Current
Member
Advisory Board, Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority
1998 - Current
Member
Advisory Board, Virginia-Israel
1998 - Current
Member
Honorary Board of Trustees, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
1998 - Current
Director
Virginia Council on Economic Education
Honorary Chair
Stonewall Jackson Council, Boy Scouts
Member
Richmond Sports Backers
Member
Advisory Board, COM-NET Ericsson Critical Radio Systems
Member
Sportsmen Council
Member
Richmond Historic River Foundation
Member
Executive Advisory Board, Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority
Member
Atlantic Rural Exposition Board
Member
Advisory Board, Greenfield Education and Training Center
Member
Board of Trustees, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering
Chair
National Republican Senatorial Committee
2002
Member
Steering Committee, Celebrate 2007, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation