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 for Women (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 of Representatives, 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]

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 Archived October 30, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.,; accessed September 21, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Barbara Allen biodata". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 

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