Jason Allen (politician)

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The Honorable
Jason Allen
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 37th district
In office
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2010
Preceded by Walter North
Succeeded by Howard Walker
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 104th district
In office
January 1, 1999 – December 31, 2002
Preceded by Michelle McManus
Succeeded by Howard Walker
Personal details
Born Traverse City, Michigan
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Suzanne
Religion Central United Methodist

Jason Allen currently serves as the Senior Deputy Director for Veterans Affairs, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, State of Michigan.[1]

Prior to his appointment to Senior Deputy Director, Mr. Allen was a Republican Party politician from the U.S. State of Michigan. He served as the majority whip of the Michigan Senate from 2006 to 2010.

Allen of Traverse City was first elected to the Michigan Senate in November 2002, and was subsequently re-elected in November 2006. He represented the 37th District, which includes Grand Traverse, Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Chippewa and Mackinac counties.


Prior to becoming a senator in 2002, Allen also served as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives for the 104th District from 1999 to 2002. In 2000 and 2004, he was named the Advocate of the Year by the Michigan Manufacturers Association.

He has also member a member of the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners, Great Lakes Community Health Board and Northwestern Michigan Council of Government.

Congressional campaign[edit]

Allen unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for Congress in the 2010 primary election.


Allen has lived out his entire life in Traverse City. After graduating high school he attended Northwestern Michigan College. From there he completed his education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Finance. He then returned to his hometown and began a job at his family's menswear business. He has served in the National Guard, and is a member of the American Legion. Allen has also remained active in his community. As an Eagle Scout he continues to help out with scouting activities.


  1. ^ [1], Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs website

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