Name: John Allen
Profession: Buys and sells collector cars.
Legislative District: No. 15, which covers portions of the north Valley.
Committee Assignments: Judiciary; Education; Insurance and Retirement (Vice-Chair).
Previous or Current Elected Offices: Former state representative (2002-2006).
Highlights of Community Involvement: Scottsdale Bible Church member; former member of Arizona’s House of Representative, currently serving his third term in a third district.
Why He Ran: “I think I am who North Phoenix is: family guy, two-income family with three kids in public school. I think I greatly represent the north Valley the way it is.”
His Focus: “Good government. I think people have to interface with government and they should be able to expect good results from it. You don’t always get what you want from government, but you should at least get it quickly or be able to source your concerns somewhere else. I’m all for making government more efficient.”
Bills: HB 2569 would increase penalties for those convicted of prostitution involving a child between the ages of 15-17 to a minimum of 13 years for a first time offender and 23 years someone with a prior felony conviction without the option for probation, pardon, release from confinement or suspension of sentence. “This is an activity where people are victimizing children, and we should drop the hammer on them.”