Erick Allen attended Volunteer State College in Gallatin, Tennessee, where he received his associate’s degree in secondary education. Allen went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in human and organizational development from Belmont University, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from Kennesaw State University. He is currently serving as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 40.
After receiving his master’s degree, Allen started his own consulting firm, where he worked with small and medium sized companies through the recent economic recession. He also worked to provide programs and services to those with behavioral and developmental disabilities. Since his election in 2019, Allen has worked to increase healthcare access, environmental justice, and access to resources for mental health, addiction, and recovery.
Allen wants to keep Georgia a hub for businesses. He wants to make the government an integral part to help businesses and workers. He plans to rebuild Georgia’s economy following the global pandemic on a healthy, well prepared workforce.
Allen believes that Georgia needs to implement gun laws such as background checks and regulations on gun ownership. He believes that guns and arms do not have a place in Georgia’s communities.
Allen plans to expand Medicaid and its accessibility. He is pro-choice, and believes that reproductive rights are human rights. He believes that reproductive rights should be available without government interference.
Allen believes that protecting our environment is crucial to the health and well-being of Americans long term. He plans to advocate for a national environmental policy.
He plans to fight voter suppression to make sure that every legal vote is counted.
Georgia Association of Educators, Georgia Equality, Georgia Sierra Club, Georgia Stonewall Democrats, NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia, and Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates