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|Chairman of the Oregon Republican Party|
January 2011 – February 2013
|Preceded by||Bob Tiernan|
|Succeeded by||Arthur B. Robinson|
August 3, 1954 |
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
|Alma mater||Purdue University, West
Allen Alley (born August 3, 1954) is an American businessman and Republican politician from the State of Oregon. He sought the Republican nomination for Governor of Oregon in the 2016 Oregon gubernatorial special election, losing to Bud Pierce. Alley also sought the Republican nomination in 2010, but lost to Chris Dudley. Alley was the Republican nominee for Oregon State Treasurer in 2008 and also served as chairman of the Oregon Republican Party from January 2011 to February 2013.
Alley was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, the son of Nafe and Behle Alley. His father, a mechanical engineer, began his career designing conveyor systems before joining the Boeing Company. The family lived in several different cities, including Seattle and Philadelphia where Allen attended Nether Providence High School.
In 1976, Alley graduated from Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in business. He went to work for the Ford Motor Company and then Boeing in various product engineering and design roles. Alley joined Computervision as director of Product Marketing in Boston, Massachusetts. From there, he was recruited to join Battery Ventures, a $75 million investment company that specialized in high-technology ventures. In 1992, Alley moved to Oregon to work for InFocus, a manufacturer of mobile business display hardware, where he served as vice president of corporate development, engineering, and marketing. In 1997, Alley co-founded Pixelworks, a fabless semiconductor company.
Public service career
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In February 2002, Alley accepted a Presidential appointment from President George W. Bush to sit on the U.S.-Japan Private Sector/Government Commission, which strove to promote sustainable economic growth in both countries.
In 2006, Alley was named as the Chairman of the Oregon Business Plan. He was tasked with the responsibility to help to shape public policy in Oregon that would promote economic growth.
After stepping down as CEO of Pixelworks Inc. in 2007, Alley was hired to serve as a deputy chief of staff for Democratic Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski. Included in Alley’s policy portfolio was economic development, technology, transportation, workforce training and energy.
On January 3, 2011, Alley announced his candidacy for Oregon Republican Party Chairman. Alley gained support from numerous other Republican politicians and party leaders including U.S. Congressmen Greg Walden. Alley ran unopposed and on January 22, 2011 he was elected to the position.
On June 23, 2012, as Oregon GOP chairman, Alley shut down the Congressional District Convention after candidates on the Ron Paul slate won many of the delegate slots, preventing additional candidates from the slate from winning Alternate Delegate slots, and after an Oregon GOP official representing Alley, Terri Moffett, had already left the building where the Congressional District 4 elections took place, taking the ballots with her.
|Republican||William Ames Curtright||12,497||3.98|
|Republican||Rex O. Watkins||3,060||0.97|
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