FACTOID # 29: 73.3% of America's gross operating surplus in motion picture and sound recording industries comes from California.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Tom Allen
Tom Allen
Tom Allen

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 7, 1997
Preceded by Jim Longley

Born April 16, 1945 (1945-04-16) (age 63)
Portland, Maine
Political party Democratic
Spouse Diana Allen
Religion Non-denominational Protestant

Thomas H. (Tom) Allen (b. April 16, 1945) is a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Maine's 1st congressional district. He is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2008. The list below includes the aldermen of Chicago in order by ward. ... Image File history File links Ballot_box_current. ... This article is about the political process. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1570x1958, 357 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Maine congressional districts since 2003 Maines first congressional district is the smaller of Maines two congressional districts, covering the southern coastal area of the state. ... Open seat redirects here. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... James Jim Longley Jr. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Coordinates: , Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Maine congressional districts since 2003 Maines first congressional district is the smaller of Maines two congressional districts, covering the southern coastal area of the state. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... The Maine Senate Election of 2008 will be held on November 4, 2008. ...


Allen was first elected in 1996, defeating Republican incumbent James Longley, Jr. with 55 percent of votes cast to Longley's 45 percent. Allen has been reelected five times since, receiving over 55 percent of the vote each time. The U.S. House election, 1996 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1996 which coincided with the re-election of Bill Clinton as President. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

Contents

Personal

Allen was born in Portland, Maine to Genevieve (“Sukey”) Lahee and Charles W. Allen.[1] He graduated from Deering High School. He went on to Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine before winning a Rhodes Scholarship to Wadham College in the University of Oxford. During this time he became friends with Bill Clinton, his fellow Rhodes scholar. After Oxford he went on to Harvard Law School and was a lawyer, a staff member for Governor Kenneth M. Curtis and for Senator Edmund S. Muskie, and Mayor of Portland, Maine before entering the House.
Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Coordinates: , Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... Deering High School is one of two major public high schools located in Portland, Maine, the other being Portland High School. ... Bowdoin College, founded in 1794, is a private liberal arts college located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. ... Brunswick is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... Rhodes House in Oxford, designed by Sir Herbert Baker. ... College name Wadham College Named after Nicholas Wadham Established 1610 Sister College Christs College Warden Sir Neil Chalmers JCR President Ben Jasper Undergraduates 460 MCR President David Patrikarakos Graduates 180 Homepage Boatclub Wadham College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England, located at the southern... The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Harvard Law School (colloquially, Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Kenneth Merwin Curtis (born February 8, 1931 in Leeds, Maine) is a former democratic politician, and is currently a principal in the law firm of Curtis Thaxter Stevens Broder & Micoleau Limited Liability Company, P.A. Curtis was a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and received his law degree... Edmund Muskie Edmund Sixtus Muskie (Edmund Marciszewski) (March 28, 1914–March 26, 1996) was a Polish-American politician from Maine. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Coordinates: , Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ...


Congressional service

Tom Allen fought Republican efforts to weaken environmental rollbacks between 1996 and 2007. Allen called for a pay-as-you-go system that would require offsets to pay for new taxcuts and new spending while on the Budget Committee, much like the system Democrats enacted in their first 100 hours of Congressional control in the 110th Congress. Pay As You Go, often shortened to PAYG, is the general term for the concept of a prepay mobile phone. ...


Allen has made health care, campaign finance reform, and small business his legislative priorities.


Committee Assignments

  • House Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Health
    • Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee
    • Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee
  • House Budget Committee
  • House Affordable Medicines Task Force (Co-Chairman)
  • House Oceans Caucus

Senate campaign

Allen announced his Senate candidacy on May 8, 2007, in a video on his campaign web site.[2][3] Critical Insights — an independent polling firm in Portland, Maine — released a poll the same day that showed Senator Susan Collins is a strong favorite. The poll of 600 likely voters, including 38% Democrats, showed 54% percent of Democrats supported Allen; 10% of those polled responded that they were undecided. Collins had the support of 85% of Republicans and 65% of independents.[4] The Maine Senate Election of 2008 will be held on November 4, 2008. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Coordinates: , Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... Susan Margaret Collins (born December 7, 1952, in Caribou, Maine) is an American politician, the junior U.S. Senator from Maine and a Republican. ...


Allen has received at least $250,000 in campaign funds raised by the Liberal group MoveOn.org. [5][6] Allen has also refused to condemn MoveOn.org's newspaper ad questioning General Petraeus's honesty, stating that it is a free speech issue.[7] A group of MoveOn volunteers helped the get-out-the-vote drive in Cincinnati in the run-up to the 2004 U.S. presidential election. ...


Tom Allen's office has been beset by protesters wanting him to proceed with impeachment of President Bush,[8] followed by police and by Laurie Dobson, also an announced opponent in the 2008 Maine Senate race in the seventh day of her hunger strike seeking to draw publicity from political figures to pressure Rep. Allen on this impeachment issue.


Election history

Year Office Winner Party Votes  % Opponent Party Votes  % Opponent Party Votes  %
1996 Maine's
1st
congressional
district
Tom Allen Dem. 173,745 55.32 Jim Longley Jr. (Inc.) Rep. 140,354 44.68
1998 134,336 60.33 Ross Connelly 79,160 35.55 Eric Greiner Ind. 9,182 4.12
2000 202,823 59.81 Jane Amero 123,915 36.54 J. Frederic Staples Lib. 12,356 3.64
2002 172,646 63.81 Steven Joyce 97,931 36.19
2004 219,077 59.74 Charles E. Summers, Jr. 147,663 40.26
2006 168,709 60.67 Darlene Curley 87,589 31.50 Dexter Kamilewicz Ind. 21,792 7.84

Maine congressional districts since 2003 Maines first congressional district is the smaller of Maines two congressional districts, covering the southern coastal area of the state. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... James Jim Longley Jr. ... GOP redirects here. ... Not to be confused with Independent Party or Independence Party. ... The elections for the United States House of Representatives in 2000 coincided with the disputed election of George W. Bush as President. ... The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded on December 11, 1971. ... Dark Blue Indicates Democrat Hold, Light Blue Indicates Democrat Gain, Dark Red Indicates Republican Hold, Light Red Indicates Republican Gain, Gray Indicates Independent Hold. ... Summary of party change of U.S. house seats in the 2004 House election. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... President Bush meets with Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer (then House Minority Leader and Minority Whip, respectively) at the Oval Office in the White House. ... Not to be confused with Independent Party or Independence Party. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ genealogy.rootsweb.com
  2. ^ tomallen.org
  3. ^ mainetoday.com
  4. ^ "Allen makes Senate campaign official", The Hill (newspaper), 2007-05-09. Retrieved on 2007-05-12. 
  5. ^ politicalbase.com
  6. ^ bangordailynews.com
  7. ^ tomallen.org
  8. ^ mainewebreport.com

The Hill is a non-partisan, non-ideological newspaper published in Washington, D.C.. It is written for and about the U.S. Congress. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • U.S. Congressman Tom Allen, U.S. House site
  • Tom Allen for U.S. Senate, Campaign site
Preceded by
Esther B. Clenott
Mayor of Portland, Maine
1991 – 1992
Succeeded by
Peter O'Donnell
Preceded by
James B. Longley, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st congressional district

1997 – present
Incumbent
The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ... The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C.. It is also one of the citys oldest papers, having been founded in 1877. ... The Federal Election Commission (or FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that was founded in 1975 by the United States Congress to regulate the campaign finance legislation in the United States. ... Project Vote Smart (PVS) is a non-profit, non-partisan research organization that collects and distributes information on candidates for public office in the United States. ... This is a list of mayors of Portland, Maine. ... James Jim Longley Jr. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Maine to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... Maine congressional districts since 2003 Maines first congressional district is the smaller of Maines two congressional districts, covering the southern coastal area of the state. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Maine to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... The One Hundred Tenth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. ... Maine was admitted to the Union on March 15, 1820. ... Olympia Jean Bouchles Snowe (born February 21, 1947 in Augusta, Maine) is a Republican politician and the senior United States Senator from Maine. ... Susan Margaret Collins (born December 7, 1952, in Caribou, Maine) is an American politician, the junior U.S. Senator from Maine and a Republican. ... Tom Allen - Website - Maine 1st Michael Michaud - Website - Maine 2nd[1] Notes ^ House of Representatives List of Members Category: ... Michael H. (Mike) Michaud was born January 18, 1955 in Millinocket, Maine. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Alabama to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Alaska to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are complete tables of congressional delegations from Arizona to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Arkansas to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from California in the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... It has been suggested that List of United States Senators from Colorado be merged into this article or section. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Connecticut to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... This is a chronological listing, in timeline format, of the United States Congressional Delegations from Delaware to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Florida to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Hawaii to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Idaho to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Illinois to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Indiana to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Iowa to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Kansas to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Kentucky to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Louisiana to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Maine to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Maryland to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are incomplete tables of congressional delegations from Massachusetts to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Michigan to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... // These are tables of congressional delegations from Minnesota to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Mississippi to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Missouri to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Montana to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Nebraska to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Nevada to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from New Hampshire to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from New Jersey to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from New Mexico to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from New York to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from North Carolina to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from North Dakota to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... // These are complete tables of congressional delegations from Ohio to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Oklahoma to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Oregon to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... Map of Pennsylvania, depicting its congressional districts since the 108th Congress. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Rhode Island to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from South Carolina to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from South Dakota to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Tennessee to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Texas to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Utah to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Vermont to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Virginia to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Washington to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from West Virginia to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Wisconsin to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of members from Wyoming of the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from the District of Columbia to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... The Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico is a nonvoting representative of the United States House of Representatives elected by Puerto Ricans every 4 years. ...

  Results from FactBites:
 
Tom Allen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (184 words)
Thomas H. Allen was born April 16, 1945, in Portland, Maine.
Since then Allen has been reelected with 60% in 1998 over Ross Connolly, 60% in 2000 over Jane Amero, 64% in 2002 over Steven Joyce, and 60% in 2004 over Charlie Summers.
He was born in Portland, Maine, and educated at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine before winning a Rhodes Scholarship to Wadham College in the University of Oxford.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m