Barbara Allen (politician)

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Barbara Allen was a Republican Kansas State Senator from the 8th District. She is from Overland Park, Kansas and is an attorney. Allen graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Mount Vernon College (Now the George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus) and a Degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City Law School. She was first elected to the Kansas House in 1988 and then to the Kansas Senate in 2000.[citation needed]

In March 2005, Allen was informed that she had breast cancer. Unable to be treated in Kansas, Allen sought treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. After, twelve rounds of chemotherapy, thirty-three radiation treatments, and surgery, doctors said that they could not detect any cancer.[1]

In 2008, she lost her bid for re-election to fellow Republican, Tim Allen (no relation). She is a patron of the Kansas Children's Cabinet[2]

Personal life[edit]

Allen is a native of Overland Park, Kansas.[2] She married to Kevin Moriarty in November 2011.

Political Experience[edit]

  • Senator, Kansas State Senate, 2001-2008
  • Representative, Kansas State House, 1989-2001
  • Assistant Attorney General, 1985-1987[2]


  1. ^ Barbara Allen: breast cancer survivor,; accessed September 21, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Barbara Allen biodata". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved September 19, 2012.