Gerald Allen (politician)

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Gerald Allen
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 15th district
Assumed office
2010
Preceded byPhil Poole
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 62nd district
In office
1994–2010
Succeeded byJohn Merrill
Personal details
Born (1950-02-08) February 8, 1950 (age 69)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Political partyDemocratic (before 1995)
Republican (1995–present)
Gerald Allen for Senate sign in Tuscaloosa, next to that of his competitor

Gerald H. Allen (born February 8, 1950) is a Republican lawmaker in the Alabama Senate. He previously served in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Early life[edit]

George H. Allen was born on February 8, 1950 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.[1]

Career[edit]

Allen was first elected to the Alabama House in 1994. In 2005, Allen proposed Alabama House Bill 30 (HB30), which would have banned public school libraries from purchasing books by gay authors or with gay characters.[2] The bill did not become law.

Allen defeated incumbent Phil Poole, a Democrat, in the 2010 elections to the Alabama Senate.[3] In 2011, Allen proposed a bill to ban Sharia law. He sponsored a 2014 amendment to the Alabama Constitution banning "foreign law".[4]

In 2017, Allen sponsored a bill for the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act to make it harder to remove Confederate monuments in Alabama.[5]

In May 2019, he voted to make abortion a crime at any stage in a pregnancy, with no exemptions for cases of rape or incest.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Allen is the father of Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gerald Allen's Biography - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart". Project Vote Smart.
  2. ^ Holguin, Jaime (April 27, 2005). "Alabama Bill Targets Gay Authors". CBS News. Retrieved February 20, 2009.
  3. ^ "Tuscaloosa County delegation switches to GOP". TuscaloosaNews.com.
  4. ^ "Ballot measure would block "foreign law" in Alabama". The Anniston Star.
  5. ^ Lyman, Brian (April 27, 2017). "House approves historic monument bill after heated debate". The Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  6. ^ Durkin, Erin; Benwell, Max (May 15, 2019). "These 25 white men – all Republicans – just voted to ban abortion in Alabama". The Guardian.

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