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Wayne Allard
Wayne Allard

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 7, 1997
Serving with Ken Salazar
Preceded by Hank Brown
Succeeded by Incumbent (2009)

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1991 – January 2, 1997
Preceded by Hank Brown
Succeeded by Bob Schaffer

Born December 02, 1943 (1943-12-02) (age 63)
Fort Collins, Colorado
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse Joan Malcolm
Profession Veterinarian
Religion Non-Denominational Protestant

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Background

Allard was born in Fort Collins, Colorado to Sibyl Jean Stewart and Amos Wilson Allard.[1] He was raised on a ranch near Walden, Colorado. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1968. While completing veterinary school, Allard married Joan Malcolm, who received her degree in microbiology, also from CSU. They then founded their veterinary practice, the Allard Animal Hospital. The Allards raised their two daughters, Christi and Cheryl, in Loveland, Colorado, and have five grandsons. He is a Protestant. The City of Fort Collins, a home rule municipality situated on the Cache la Poudre River along the Colorado Front Range, is the county seat and most populous city in Larimer County, Colorado. ... Walden is a town located in Jackson County, Colorado. ... Colorado State University is a public institution of higher learning located in Fort Collins, Colorado in the United States. ... ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ...


Political career

State Senate

Allard ran his veterinary practice full-time, while representing Larimer and Weld Counties in the Colorado State Senate, from 1983 to 1990. He was best known during his time in the Colorado State Senate for sponsoring the state law limiting state legislative sessions to 120 days. Larimer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Weld County is the third most extensive and the ninth most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. ...


US House of Representatives

Allard served in the United States House of Representatives from Colorado's Fourth Congressional District from 1991 to 1997. As a Colorado Congressman, Allard served on the Joint Committee on Congressional Reform, which recommended many of the reforms included in the Contract with America. These reforms were among the first legislative items passed by the Republican controlled Congress in 1995. 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... The Contract with America was a document released by the Republican Party of the United States during the 1994 Congressional election campaign. ...


US Senate

In 1996, Allard was elected to the United States Senate, defeating Tom Strickland by 5 percentage points. He made a pledge at the time to serve just two terms in the Senate before retiring. In 2002, he was re-elected, defeating Strickland again by the same margin. Tom Strickland is an attorney and politician in Colorado. ...


In the 110th Committee, Allard serves on the following comittees: United States Senate Committee on Appropriations of which he is Ranking Minority member of the Legislative Branch subcommittee United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs of which he is Ranking Minority member of the Securities, Insurance, and Investment subcommittee United States Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee United States Senate Committee on the Budget


In April 2006, Allard was named by Time as one of "America's 5 Worst Senators." The magazine called him "The Invisible Man" and said he was one of the "least influential Senators" because he "almost never plays a role in major legislation" and "rarely speaks on the floor or holds press conferences to push his ideas" despite his ten years in the Senate and his presence as a majority party member on two key committees.[2] A local newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News, retorted that Time made the "wrong call" and that Allard was a "hard-working advocate for Colorado interests." [1] Another major Colorado daily, the Colorado Springs Gazette, also weighed in against the article on April 20th, 2006, saying "Does anybody even read Time magazine anymore?" and that the article was "soft, subjective, snide, impressionistic slop — further proof of the low to which this once-serious publication has sunk." “TIME” redirects here. ... The Rocky Mountain News is a daily morning tabloid-format newspaper published in Denver, Colorado. ...


Allard's continued ties with Dr. James Dobson and the Focus on the Family organization resurfaced in 2006 with Dobson's coordinated support of the Allard's Federal Marriage Amendment banning same-sex marriages. [3] James Clayton Jim Dobson, Ph. ... The graphic identity of Focus on the Family is intended to recall old time traditional values. ... The United States Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution which would define marriage in the United States as a union of one man and one woman. ...


On January 15, 2007 Allard announced he would fulfill a 1996 campaign promise to serve only two Senate terms and would retire in January 2009.[4] In turn, the 2008 Senate race is expected to become competitive.[4] Democratic Representative Mark Udall and former Republican Representative Bob Schaffer have already announced their intention to run for the seat. is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Udall poses with an eagle, which was brought to his office to highlight his efforts at protecting the species. ... Robert W. (Bob) Schaffer was a member of the United States House of Representatives from the State of Colorado; born in Cincinnati Hamilton County, Ohio, July 24, 1962; attended Archbishop Moeller High School, Cincinnati, Ohio; B.A., University of Dayton, in Dayton, Ohio, 1984; member of the Colorado State Senate...


In April 2007, Allard announced his endorsement of Mitt Romney as the Republican nomination for President of the United States.[5] Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) was the 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...


Environmental record

In 2006, the environmental group Republicans for Environmental Protection.[6] praised Allard for his support of legislation to make the Army Corps of Engineers more accountable for its projects' environmental and economic impact, but censured him for supporting oil drilling both offshore and in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.[7] The nonpartisan League of Conservation Voters issued Allard a grade of 29% for 2006.[8] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Republicans for Environmental Protection (or REP America), is a national organization of Republican voters formed in 1995 with the stated purpose of educating and advocating environmental issues and supporting efforts to conserve natural resources and protect human and environmental health. ... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 military men and women. ... An oil well is a laymans term for any perforation through the Earths surface designed to find and release both petroleum oil and gas hydrocarbons. ... Offshore drilling typically refers to the act of extracting resources, primarily oil, in an ocean or lake. ... The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) covers 19,049,236 acres (79,318 km²) in northeastern Alaska, in the North Slope region. ... The League of Conservation Voters is an American environmentalist lobby. ...


Electoral history

1996 Race for U.S. Senate — Republican Primary  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1996 was an election for United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of Bill Clinton as president. ...

1996 Race for U.S. Senate Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton Gale Ann Norton (born March 11, 1954) served as the 48th United States Secretary of the Interior, serving under President George W. Bush. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1996 was an election for United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of Bill Clinton as president. ...

2002 Race for U.S. Senate Tom Strickland is an attorney and politician in Colorado. ...  Republican hold  Republican pickup  Democratic holdhttp://en. ...

Tom Strickland is an attorney and politician in Colorado. ...

See also

The Colorado Senate Election of 2008 will be held on November 4, 2008. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~battle/senators/allard.htm
  2. ^ Massimo Calabresi and Perry Bacon, Jr., "Wayne Allard: The Invisible Man", Time Magazine, April 24, 2006, page 28.
  3. ^ http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:SJ1:
  4. ^ a b Paulson, Steven. "Report: Sen. Allard won't seek 3rd term", Associated Press, January 15, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-01-15. 
  5. ^ Governor Mitt Romney Announces Support of Senator Wayne Allard Romney for President, Inc. Press Releases. April 16, 2007 Retrieved April 16, 2007
  6. ^ Republicans for Environmental Protection 2006 Scorecard
  7. ^ ibid.
  8. ^ League of Conservation Voters 2006 Scorecard

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hank Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 4th congressional district

1991 – 1997
Succeeded by
Bob Schaffer
United States Senate
Preceded by
Hank Brown
United States Senator (Class 2) from Colorado
1997 – present
Served alongside: Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Ken Salazar
Incumbent

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Wayne Allard - Congresspedia (1093 words)
Allard was born in Fort Collins, Colorado on December 2, 1943 and raised on a ranch near Walden, Colorado.
Allard served in the House of Representatives from Colorado's Fourth Congressional District from 1991 to 1996, when he was elected to the Senate.
In 1996, Allard ran for and won a Senate seat and in January 2003, Allard accepted an assignment by Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell to serve as a Deputy Majority Whip.
Wayne Allard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (592 words)
Alan Wayne Allard (born December 2, 1943) is a United States Senator from Colorado and a member of the Republican Party.
Allard was born in Fort Collins, Colorado and raised on a ranch near Walden, Colorado.
Allard served in the United States House of Representatives from Colorado's Fourth Congressional District from 1991 to 1996, when he was elected to the United States Senate.
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