washingtonpost.com > Business > Local Business

Jeanne Allen (R)

(Jeanne Allen)
  Enlarge Photo    
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Jeanne Allen (R)

Age: 50

Residence: Bethesda.

Education: BA, political science, Dickinson College; course work, Catholic University Graduate School of Politics.

Occupation: President, the Center for Education Reform; chief executive, TAC Public Affairs.

Elected offices/civic activities: Trustee, America's Promise Alliance; member, Sovereign Order of Malta; adviser, Best Friends Foundation; member, National Italian American Foundation.

What is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"A vibrant economy breeds full employment and is the hallmark of a healthy society. Our biggest challenge is the absence of leadership in restoring our economic vitality. We must immediately restore the confidence of the business sector that fuels our services, creates jobs and supports the arts, the sciences and the less-advantaged. I will ensure that we roll out the welcome mat for new and existing businesses, which are more than willing to toe the line and pay their fair share but are burdened by ill-conceived rules and fees that hurt their productivity and cause the loss of jobs."

Why should voters elect you?

"I've gained national recognition for accomplishing effective bipartisan results across the country, with policy and government expertise unmatched by any other candidate in my race."

Web site:


CONTINUED     1                 >

© 2010 The Washington Post Company