Occupational Background: 33+ years of experience creating jobs, building and managing global companies. Company Co-Founder, President, CEO and Board Member; Venture Capital Investor; Ford and Boeing Engineer.
Educational Background: BS in Mechanical Engineering, Business minor emphasis: Purdue University. Public schools K-12.
Prior Governmental Experience: Governor's Senior Advisor; Chairman, Oregon Council for Knowledge and Economic Development.
Family: Married 28 years to Debbie, three children.
Community Service Background: Chairman: OMSI, TechAmerica Oregon Council and the Oregon Business Plan.
Board Member: Oregon Innovation Council, Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute and Oregon Business Council.
Clackamas Women's Services volunteer. Youth soccer and baseball coach. Governor's Community Involvement Award.
Allen's Career Creating Jobs
Oregon needs a Governor who knows how to build businesses and create jobs.
Co-founded a company that grew from an idea to sell $1 billion of products in its first 10 years. Oregon's tech company of the year three times.
Allen's companies paid hundreds of millions of dollars to their Oregon workers.
Recognized by TechAmerica, Ernst & Young, Forbes Magazine, Deloitte & Touche as "Executive of the Year," "Entrepreneur of the Year," and CEO of one of the "Fastest Growing Companies."Controlling Government Spending
Government doesn't need more money; it needs better results. Allen will control spending and he will stand against the trillion dollar deficits of Washington DC.
Allen's Business Philosophy "Zero Based Budgets"
Annual budgets are set to zero and every dollar of spending must be justified. We need that budget discipline in Salem.
Don't Tax the People. Tax the Government.
Reprioritize and focus resources on the programs that give the highest return.
Getting Oregon Back to Work
It is not what Government can do. It is what Government should stop doing. Allow companies to thrive and grow.
A Governor for All Oregon
Allen walked 400 miles from Baker City to Portland to learn rural issues and opportunities. Allen will use the natural assets in rural Oregon to build a strong economic base.
(This information furnished by Friends of Allen Alley.)