Rick W. Allen

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Rick W. Allen
Rick Allen Official Photo, 114th Congress.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 12th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by John Barrow
Personal details
Born (1951-11-07) November 7, 1951 (age 67)
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Alma mater Auburn University
Occupation Construction company owner
Religion Methodist[1]
Website Official website

Richard Wayne Allen (born November 7, 1951) is an American politician who serves Georgia's 12th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives elections, 2014. He took office on January 3, 2015.


Allen attended Auburn University and earned a degree in building construction. He is the founder of R.W. Allen and Associates, a construction company headquartered in Augusta.[2]

U.S. House of Representatives



Allen ran in the Republican primary for the 12th district against three other candidates. Allen advanced to the runoff, but lost to State Representative Lee Anderson, 49.7% to 50.3%.[3] Anderson went on to lose the general election to incumbent John Barrow.


Allen ran again in 2012, this time making it to the general election. Allen defeated Barrow in the November election, in a result considered an upset even though the 12th had been made significantly more Republican in redistricting.[4][5]

Committee assignments

Personal life

Allen lives in Augusta, Georgia. A Methodist, he is married to Robin Allen and has four children.


  1. "Members of Congress: Religious Affiliations". Pew Research Center. January 5, 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Project Vote Smart – The Voter's Self Defense System". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 10 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Vote recount certifies Lee Anderson as winner of GOP runoff for U.S. District 12 seat
  4. "Nunn, Carter, and Barrow defeated; Georgia's Democratic revolution is stillborn – Political Insider blog". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 10 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Rick Allen upsets John Barrow for Georgia congressional seat". Ajc.com. Retrieved 10 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Barrow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 12th congressional district

United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Pete Aguilar
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Brad Ashford