u 2010 Washington Primary Election

Charles Allen

A candidate for U.S. Senator in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Democrat

On this race: Elected Experience: This is my first time running for office. Washingtonians deserve a Senator who is not a career politician, but rather, someone who understands the everyday struggles of life.

Other Professional Experience: 7 years experience in healthcare administration, logistics management, and sales, with additional skills in LEAN Six Sigma and project management. I served for four years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.

Education: B.S., Management, U.S. Air Force Academy M.A., Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University

Community Service: I enjoy serving the community by volunteering for community events and through creating and donating care packages to Washington’s homeless.

Statement: Fellow Washingtonians,

Never before have we faced the size and scope of the challenges before us. A job market more difficult than ever, an economy on the brink, an endless war with no sign of progress, healthcare still unaffordable and out of reach for millions, shrinking budgets for education, law enforcement, and communities, and one of the worst environmental disasters in our Nation's history-- these are but a few of the issues that affect us all.

I am running for US Senator because I want to lead our State and our Nation in a new direction. I will work to rebuild our manufacturing base, expand our aerospace, agriculture, and technology industries, and restore an inventive and entrepreneurial spirit to all businesses that call Washington home. I will immediately propose legislation to dramatically cut Federal spending and reduce our national debt. I'll fight to protect our environment, reform American energy policy, and lay the building blocks of a green economy. I commit to rapidly and responsibly ending a decade of war. I will work to improve the health of all Americans, ensuring that medical care is available and accessible to all. I pledge to pass legislation to make in-state college tuition free for all of our high school graduates. And I will work to ensure that Washington's teachers, police, and fire departments are fully funded, trained, and equipped to educate, protect, and build stronger communities.

I'll be fully transparent and accountable to the people of Washington, ushering in an era of openness in Congress that you've only dreamed of. You deserve-- and you'll receive-- full access to me, 24/7/365.

This year, you have a choice. Let's work together to build a better future for Washington, and for America.

Competitors

Patty Murray Democrat
Dino Rossi Republican
Clint Didier Republican
Paul Akers Republican
Bob Burr Democrat
Norma D. Gruber Republican

Last updated: Sept. 3, 8:30 a.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Patty Murray (D) 670,284 46.22%
Dino Rossi (R) 483,305 33.33%
Clint Didier (R) 185,034 12.76%
Paul Akers (R) 37,231 2.57%
James (Skip) Mercer 12,122 0.84%
Charles Allen (D) 11,525 0.79%
Bob Burr (D) 11,344 0.78%
Norma D. Gruber (R) 9,162 0.63%
Mike Latimer (R) 6,545 0.45%
Mike The Mover (D) 6,019 0.42%
Goodspaceguy (D) 4,718 0.33%
Will Baker (R) 4,593 0.32%
Mohammad H. Said (C) 3,387 0.23%
Schalk Leonard 2,818 0.19%
William Edward Chovil (R) 2,039 0.14%
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