George Felix Allen was born on March 8, 1952 in Whittier, California. He is the son of former NFL head coach George Allen. Allen served in the Virginia legislature and both chambers of the U.S. Congress. Allen served as the 67th governor of Virginia (1994-1998). He won the U.S. Senate in 2000 and lost his bid for re-election in 2006 after he was accused of using a racial epithet to a staffer of his opponent Jim Webb.
George Allen during his tenure as governor implemented the Standards of Learning Tests (SOL). He believes that all children deserve a fair and balanced education in math, science, the arts, and language. He worked tirelessly to reform the welfare system providing a hand up to those in need, rather than a hand out. Allen removed barriers to break up families, his system allowed two parent households to receive benefits.
George Allen “a common-sense” conservative believes that big government should not be allowed in every aspect of our lives. Allen said during “Community Conversations” that he’s concerned about the underemployment at nearly 20% for young people and even higher for middle-age people. He believes that they are not fully utilizing their talents, skills and education. He said his “pro jobs growth agenda works.” “We need to unleashed America’s energy resources and put more money into education.”
George Allen said during our interview that he wants to be the 51st vote to repeal “Obamacare”. He said the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an impediment to hiring and he is in favor of health savings accounts because it is more affordable. For more information on George Allen’s race for U.S. Senate, visit www.georgeallen.com
Listen to the interview with U.S. Senate candidate George Allen on “Community Conversations” with Clovia “Miss Community” Lawrence of Radio One Incorporated.