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HD 40 candidate Erick Allen


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Erick Eugene Allen (D-Atlanta)


District 40 (Cobb & Fulton counties)

erick-allenErick Allen, a former administrator at the state Department of Behavioral Health, has raised more than $62,000 for two legislative races. His top donors include two unions — the Teamsters and the Electrical Workers — as well as current and former Democratic elected officials.

Campaign website

Political career

  • Ran for the House in 2014, losing 60-40% to Rep. Rich Golick.
  • Faces Rich Golick again in the 2016 general election.


  • Director, Reed Elsevier.
  • Former division director, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities (until 2014).

Business ownership interests

  • CEO, Level4 Performance Inc. (dissolved February 2016).

Other fiduciary positions

  • Former board member, Technology Association of Georgia.

Real estate holdings

  • UNDISCLOSED Personal residence in Smyrna valued at $389,000,

Other investments

  • None disclosed.

Payments from state agencies

  • None disclosed.

Campaign contributions

Allen has raised more than $62,000 in political donations. The breakdown by election cycle:

  • 2014: $35,641
  • 2015-16: $24,584
  • Reported cash on hand (Oct. 2016): $5,914

Top donors

  • $1,400 Rep. David Wilkerson & other Democratic lawmakers
  • $5,600 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • $4,000 Nirbhay Singh, Raleigh, N.C., consultant/adjunct professor
  • $2,500 International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • $2,100 Ken Jacobsen, St. Simons Island, Ga., consultant
  • $1,500 former Gov. Roy Barnes
  • $1,500 Lurline Hall, Hartsdale, N.Y., nurse North Central Bronx Hospital

Campaign-to-campaign donations

Candidates may give campaign funds to other candidates, a practice that some say provides a legal means to circumvent contribution limits. A 2003 bill to ban such transfers altogether passed in the Senate but died in the House. Allen’s campaign has made no such donations.

 Posted Oct. 25, 2016





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