Mike Allen (Alberta politician)

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Not to be confused with Mike Allen (Canadian politician).
Mike Allen
MLA for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo
Incumbent
Assumed office
2012
Preceded by Guy Boutilier
Personal details
Born Michael Trent Allen
(1962-03-04) March 4, 1962 (age 52)
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative
(July 2014-present)

Independent (Aug 2013–June 2014)
Progressive Conservative
(May 2012–July 2013)

Occupation politician, musician

Michael Trent "Mike" Allen (born March 4, 1962) is a Canadian politician who is an elected member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo.[1] He is a former municipal politician, business owner and jazz musician.[2]

Political career[edit]

Allen was elected in the 2012 Alberta general election as a Progressive Conservative candidate defeating incumbent MLA Guy Boutilier who had left that party to sit as an Independent and later a Wildrose MLA in a closely contested election. He was appointed by Premier Redford as the special advisor to the Minister of Transportation for highway 63 on May 22, 2012.

Mr. Allen currently serves as a member of the following Standing Committees: ◾Private Bills ◾Resource Stewardship ◾Public Accounts

Mr. Allen was previously the chair of the Select Special Conflicts of Interest Act Review Committee. He had also served as a member of the Standing Committee on Families and Communities and the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections Standing Orders and Printing.

Mr. Allen served as a member of Treasury Board and the Alaska-Alberta Bilateral Council and had also represented Alberta on the Council of State Governments – Midwest.

Mr. Allen moved to Fort McMurray in 1993 with his family and purchased Campbell’s Music, where he was able to combine his business administration background and career as a professional jazz musician to create a successful and thriving business. Mr. Allen began transitioning from business to community leader when he was nominated to a position on the board of Fort McMurray’s Chamber of Commerce. He served two terms as president.

In 2007 Mr. Allen was elected to city council, serving two terms as a councillor.

Business leader, community leader and now provincial elected representative, he continues to serve Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo, the amazing community he calls home.

On July 16, 2013, Mike Allen resigned from the Progressive Conservative caucus after his involvement in a prostitution sting operation in Minnesota which resulted in his arrest. In late 2013 Allen pled guilt to a misdemeanor and paid a $500 fine plus legal fees. On July 7, 2014 at the annual Calgary Stampede meeting the PC caucus voted in a closed ballot to invite MLA Mike Allen back into the PC causus.

Electoral history[edit]

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Wildrose Guy Boutilier % %
     Progressive Conservative Mike Allen % %
     Liberal Amy McBain % %
     NDP Denise Woollard % % *
Total ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Swing %

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alberta Election 2012: Riding-by-riding results". The Globe and Mail (Toronto). [dead link]
  2. ^ "Biography for Mr. Mike Allen (PC), MLA for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved July 17, 2013.