Republican state Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, on Wednesday announced that he is running for a fourth term representing Alabama state Senate District 21.
“Tuscaloosa and Western Alabama are growing,” Allen said. “I’m proud of what our area has accomplished. I’m committed to ensuring that our pro-business, pro-growth economic atmosphere remains.”
“The pandemic has tested our social and economic resilience, but I know we are on the way back,” Allen said. “Financially, our state budgets are recovering far better than most other states because of our conservative approach to the state budgets. I’ve long championed that conservative approach, and I’ll continue to work hard to keep taxes low and fight wasteful spending.”
“Everywhere I go, people ask me about election integrity,” Allen said. “Thankfully, we don’t have the kinds of problems we saw in Georgia last year. I’m proud to have sponsored Alabama’s photo ID voter law. That law has helped ensure that we have safe and fair elections in Alabama.”
“There is so much coming down from Washington right now,” Allen said. “Whether it is a federal takeover of our elections, critical race theory, or the cancel culture, I’m going to push back against the liberal left and make sure that Alabama sets an example for the rest of the nation to follow.”
Allen was born and raised in Tuscaloosa. He has a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Alabama.
Allen has been married to his wife Sheila Bailey Allen of Taylorville for 47 years. They have three adult children and six grandchildren. Son, Wes Allen is a candidate for Alabama secretary of state.
The Allens are active members of Gilgal Baptist Church in Duncanville where Gerald serves as a deacon.
Allen previously served four terms in the Alabama House of Representatives.
Alabama Senate District 21 includes parts of Lamar, Pickens and Tuscaloosa counties.
SD21, like the rest of the state Legislature, will have to be redistricted and reapportioned prior to the election.