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Representative Allen to Run for Reelection in the 97th Assembly District

(Waukesha, WI) – Rep. Scott Allen (R-Waukesha) announced today that he will be seeking reelection to his second term. First elected in 2014 in a competitive primary election, Allen intends to keep government reform and economic growth as the focus in the upcoming term.

In 2014 Allen campaigned on a platform of continuing conservative reforms to state government to promote economic expansion. The legislature during this last term passed civil service reform making employment with the state more in line with private sector practices, significantly repealed prevailing wage laws allowing local governments to complete construction projects at competitive prices and thus keeping taxes low, and passed legislation making Wisconsin the 25th state in the nation to become a right-to-work state, therefore enhancing worker freedom and keeping Wisconsin attractive to new employers.

Rep. Allen has been working on the Speaker’s Task Force for Urban Education and plans to continue to research and formulate policy ideas that can improve educational outcomes for urban school children. “For us to be competitive in the 21st century we need to improve our human capital. Our economic limitations seem to be largely workforce related. We need to have our students career ready upon graduation,” said Allen.

The other major economic limitation, according to Rep. Allen, is transportation infrastructure. “It is time we secure a stable funding solution to our transportation infrastructure needs, economic expansion depends on it,” stated Allen.

Rep. Allen emphasized, “Our job in the legislature is to find the kinks in the hose and get rid of them. By doing so, well allow economic prosperity to flow.”

The representative is currently circulating nomination papers. Anyone wishing to help may contact the campaign through the website,

Scott Allen Grateful for Support and Looks Forward to November

(Waukesha, WI) – Scott Allen thanked his supporters for their help in the primary election victory. Scott wrote, “Today I am grateful for the love and support of so many friends. We, together, won a great victory Tuesday, August 12th. Your prayers and words of encouragement and help were instrumental in our success. I am also very grateful for a loving family that was with me every step of the way. Praise God.”

It is now time to focus on the November General Elections, and we look forward to working with Republican candidates throughout the state. It is essential that we remain focused on keeping Wisconsin’s economy Open for Business with the Republican policies of a limited, more efficient government, and pro-business growth strategies. Governor Walker’s reforms are working, and it is imperative that we reelect Scott Walker this November.

Scott Allen’s name will be on the ballot this November as the Republican candidate for the 97th Assembly District along with Republicans Scott Walker for Governor and Brad Schimel for Attorney General and Paul Farrow for State Senate.


Scott Allen wins crowded 97th Assembly District Republican primary reports:

Scott Allen maintained a comfortable lead throughout the night in the 97th Assembly District race.

But his victory wasn’t official until just after midnight Wednesday morning, more than four hours after the polls closed.

With 2,003 votes or 34 percent of the vote, Allen separated himself from the pack to win the crowded six-person Republican primary.

His closest challenger was Humana consultant Brandon Rosner, who finished with 1,714 votes or 29 percent of the vote.

The next four candidates were far behind. City of Waukesha alderwoman and county board supervisor Kathleen Cummings finished third with 742 votes (13 percent), GOP activist Vince Trovato fourth with 727 votes (12 percent), city of Waukesha alderman Aaron Perry fifth with 428 votes (7 percent) and former town of Waukesha supervisor Joe Banske sixth with 300 votes (5 percent).

All of the candidates were city or town of Waukesha residents.

Allen, a former city of Waukesha alderman, will appear on the general election ballot in November.

But with no Democratic challenger, Allen essentially became the district’s new state representative after winning the primary.

Read the whole article here.

Scott Allen Has the Most Local Support

(Waukesha, WI) – On August 4, 2014 all of the candidates for the 97th Assembly District submitted the required pre-primary campaign finance reports to the Government Accountability Board.

Culling the statistics of individual contributors to each candidate shows a widespread base of support for the Allen for Wisconsin campaign.

* includes all 2014 contributions through July 28, 2014.

Scott Allen has received more contributions from individuals than any other candidate, more contributions from individuals from Waukesha County, and, most importantly, more contributions from individuals from Waukesha, Genesee, and Mukwonago, the communities that make up the 97th Assembly District.

“I am honored to receive the broadest support from people in the community that I seek to represent. The interests that I will represent are the interests of the citizens of the 97th Assembly District,” said Allen.

Together we will expand Wisconsin’s economy, make government more efficient to lower tax burdens, and protect freedom.

The primary election is Tuesday, August 12th.

Scott Allen Grateful for Grassroots Support

(Waukesha, WI) – The Allen for Wisconsin Campaign submitted a thorough Campaign Finance Report to the Government Accountability Board on July 21.

The Waukesha Freeman has reported the details of the reports of each candidate in the 97th Assembly District, and reported that Scott Allen has the lowest average contribution amount of all six candidates at $ 122.08 per contribution. With over 130 contributions from as low as $10 this is evidence of a wide, grassroots base of support.

“I am honored to receive grassroots support from the residents of Waukesha, Genesee, and Mukwonago. I am also grateful for the support of my family and friends,” said Allen. “I am looking forward to continuing my dialog with voters during the last two weeks of the election, and I’m excited about what we can do together to keep moving Wisconsin’s economy forward.”

The 97th Assembly district includes parts of Waukesha, Genesee and Mukwonago.


Scott Allen endorsed by Wisconsin Right to Life

Scott Allen has received the official endorsement of Wisconsin Right to Life. The endorsement is based on his belief in the sanctity of human life.

Wisconsin Right to Life is the premier state organization dedicated to preserving the life of every human and child. They advocate daily to maintain the dignity of life.

“I am thankful to Wisconsin Right to Life for the endorsement, and I am thankful that they recognize my values on these critical issues. When I am in the legislature, I will work hard to protect life,” said Allen. “I am the proud father of two beautiful daughters, and I wish every parent would know the incredible blessing of the gift of life.”

Scott Allen is a candidate for the 97th Assembly district, including parts of Waukesha, Genesee and Mukwonago.


Scott Allen receives highest rating by National Rifle Association

(Waukesha, WI) – Scott Allen is proud to announce that he has received the highest possible rating by the National Rifle Association, a rating of AQ.

The AQ rating is based on candidate stances on Second Amendment and Gun control policies.  AQ candidates are in favor of the right to own and use firearms.

“As a former soldier, I know the importance that gun rights play in our country’s history and freedom The Second Amendment exists for a reason, and when I am in the legislature, I will work to protect our freedoms, including that of the Second Amendment,” said Allen.

Scott Allen served in the United States Army Reserve and received Wisconsin Reserve Military Achievement Award. Scott is a candidate for the 97th Assembly District. The district includes parts of Waukesha, Genesee and Mukwonago.



Mayor Lombardi Endorses Scott Allen

Former Mayor of Waukesha, Carol Lombardi, announced today her endorsement of Scott Allen for State Assembly.

“I am proud to stand behind Scott Allen in his bid to be our representative. Knowing Scott as I do, I can tell you he will be a representative that we can be proud of. His education, his experience, and his knowledge of our community make him the best candidate for the 97th District,” Mayor Lombardi said. “I am eager to cast my vote for Scott Allen on August 12th,” she added.

Scott Allen was elected to the Waukesha Common Council in 1998, the same year Carol Lombardi was elected Mayor. Scott served one 3-year term on the Council before stepping out of office to spend more time with his young children.

Scott has a bachelor degree in political science from UW-Milwaukee and two master degrees from the University of Southern California, one in urban planning and one in public administration.

In addition to his full time work as a real estate sales director, for the last four years Scott has served on the Waukesha County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) board. That board makes allocation recommendations for federal grants to local agencies like the Salvation Army and La Casa de Esperanza.

“I am honored to have the support of Mayor Lombardi. Certainly, there is no one who loves this community more than Carol Lombardi,” said Scott Allen in responding to her endorsement.

With no other political party with a candidate on the ballot in November, the election of the next representative to the State Assembly will be the Republican primary election on August 12th. The 97th District includes the southern half of the City of Waukesha, part of the Towns of Waukesha, Genesee, and Mukwonago.


Same Sex Ruling Unfortunate

The ruling by Judge Crabb regarding same sex marriage is disappointing. The incomplete nature of Judge Crabb’s ruling is either intentional or incompetent. I suspect it is the former. It has created a lot of confusion and uncertainty across the state.

It is unfortunate today that it seems every political issue has to be tampered with by an over-active judiciary.

I have confidence in the ability of Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen to handle the legal matters for the state competently and efficiently.

Heterosexuals have laid claim to the word marriage, and, as a legislator, I will protect that claim. I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. This relationship is natural and sacred.

Homosexuals are free citizens of our country and are deserving of fairness and respect. A just society does not discriminate against any one group of people. It does not extend benefits to one group while not extending the same benefits to all groups. A just society protects individual liberties and every person’s right to pursue happiness within the confines of the law.

I support the actions of the voters of Wisconsin when they acted to amend the State Constitution in 2006. There is a political process where the people of Wisconsin have a say in the law, and I wholeheartedly support that legitimate process.

State Senator Mary Lazich endorses Scott Allen for 97th Assembly District

Today, State Senator Mary Lazich endorsed Scott Allen in his candidacy for the 97th Assembly District seat.

“Scott will bring a strong, experienced conservative voice and proven leadership to the State Assembly. The Assembly will benefit from Scott’s business background,” said Senator Lazich.

Senator Lazich’s support builds on Allen’s growing community recognition and reflects her confidence in Scott Allen’s conservative vision, experience and leadership ability. “I’m excited to have Senator Lazich’s encouragement and support. Mary has been an outspoken legislator with the courage to stand up for conservative principles. I’m please to have her support,” said Scott Allen.

Mary Lazich was first elected to the State Assembly in 1993 and won her current seat in the Senate in a special election in 1998. In 2012 Senator Lazich was awarded with the Defender of Liberty award from the American Conservative Union. Senator Lazich joins local businessman and elected official Paul Decker who recently stated his support for Allen’s campaign.

The 97th Assembly District includes much of the City and Town of Waukesha and parts of the Towns of Genesee and Mukwonago. The primary election is August 12th.

Wisconsin Realtors Association endorses Scott Allen for 97th Assembly District

Today, the Wisconsin REALTORS Association has endorsed Scott Allen for the 97th Assembly District. The local affiliate of WRA, The Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors (GMAR), which consists of nearly 4,000 real estate professionals who conduct business throughout southeastern Wisconsin has also endorsed Scott Allen.

The Wisconsin REALTORS Association is one of the largest trade associations in Wisconsin, headquartered in Madison. The WRA works to protect the property rights and interests of over two million homeowners in Wisconsin. “I’m pleased to receive the first significant endorsement in this primary”, said Allen. “More importantly, I’m gratified to have the support of one of the most influential grass roots organizations in the Badger State.”

The 97th Assembly District includes the southern half of the City of Waukesha, much of the Town of Waukesha and eastern parts of the Towns of Genesee and Mukwonago. The primary election is August 12th.

Paul Decker Endorses Scott Allen for 97th Assembly District

Today at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in front of a group of forty-plus business owners and professionals Paul Decker, a businessman and local elected official, endorsed Scott Allen for the 97th Assembly District.

Decker said, “Scott Allen has experience in both the private sector and public sector, he has experience in city government and for the county on the CDBG board, and, most importantly, Scott Allen is focused on improving Wisconsin’s economy.”

With Mr. Decker’s business background and support for economic development issues his endorsement supports the thrust of Scott Allen’s campaign to greatly expand the Wisconsin economy. Also speaking at the event Scott Allen emphasized the importance of confidence and courage in entrepreneurs. “To take the risk of investing capital, leaving a job, accepting the uncertainty of income; those actions require courage,” Allen said. “We need to foster that in Wisconsin. We need to reduce the hurdles for business start-ups, and let them know that Wisconsin is on their side.”

The 97th Assembly District includes the southern half of the City of Waukesha, much of the Town of Waukesha and eastern parts of the Towns of Genesee and Mukwonago. The primary election is August 12th.

Two cities, same question but different degrees

Let those with highest stakes lead arena pitch

Years ago there were primarily two major attractions in downtown Waukesha: the library and Discount Liquor. Downtown was struggling. Many people who lived in the city avoided the downtown and those who lived in the rest of the county never really had any experience with downtown.

At the time there was this little community theatre group known as the Waukesha Civic Theatre. The group produced and performed plays and musicals on a small stage in a run-down former industrial building west of downtown in a residential area on Washington Avenue.

Fortunately there were some real estate investors and developers who had an unwavering belief in the potential of downtown Waukesha. When others were choosing to avoid downtown, they were choosing to buy properties, build new buildings, and renovate old buildings.

One of those developers owned the old PIX movie theatre. He approached the Waukesha Civic Theatre with the idea that he would gift the building to the group if they could figure out a way to use it.

The Civic Theatre board of directors, excited about the opportunity, began to explore what it would take to utilize the old movie house. Concept plans were drawn up. Building evaluations performed. Estimates obtained. It would require over $1.5 million to renovate the structure to use it as a live performance venue.

How could a small organization with an annual operating budget of less than $100,000 raise over $1.5 million dollars to accomplish this dream?

Frankly, it took vision, leadership, diligence, and faith.

It meant reaching out to philanthropists – community leaders who had the means, who genuinely cared about their community. If it weren’t for the leadership of philanthropists, whose vision extends beyond the current generation, the Waukesha Civic Theatre project in downtown Waukesha would not have been possible.

Philanthropy is for more than just millionaires. It is for everybody with any sustainable means.

The Civic Theatre board of directors organized a capital campaign and with the commitment of a handful of community leaders, of philanthropists, began a program of reaching out to the community for support. Presentations were given. Meetings were held. Naming rights for many of the theatre components were offered. And even bricks were sold. Large donors and small donors were offered an opportunity to participate in an exciting community improvement project.

Success was not certain. Of course, the project ended up costing more than the estimates suggested. There were times when the board and the campaign committee felt frustrated and even had some doubts, but the folks involved refused to give up. The board and committee members kept working, kept believing, and kept asking.

As you know, the Waukesha Civic Theatre now operates in the old PIX movie house in downtown. It is now a major attraction in downtown where thousands of people each year are challenged, enriched, and entertained. It is a cultural cornerstone of Waukesha.

These days we hear about the need in Milwaukee for a new basketball arena to help retain the Milwaukee Bucks. It is suggested that the presence of the Bucks in Milwaukee helps the stature of the region and that professional basketball is a major attraction that brings an economic benefit.

Let us assume that those statements are true and a new arena is a worthy community project. How should we go about the process of funding that project?

It seems to me that opportunity for leadership exists for those who are arena advocates. It seems to me that they need to compile the facts and make the case to the community. If the case is strong enough, if the advocates are passionate enough and faithful enough, then private funding of the project is not just possible, but inevitable.

There are differences, of course, between the two cases. Certainly a new arena is a larger project with a bigger price tag. Professional sports versus volunteer arts. For profit versus non-profit. High-profile versus low-profile. Yet I believe the illustration is scalable to the Milwaukee region.

The players who have the most to gain should contribute the most and take the lead. They should be willing to assemble a good case and then make that case to Milwaukee area philanthropists. It will not be easy, but what better way is there to find out if the people of metropolitan Milwaukee support the project.

It is far too expedient to force the issue politically, to force elected representatives to take a position in favor of keeping the Bucks or being responsible for their departure. If that is the approach of new arena proponents, they will lose, and, unfortunately, the Milwaukee region will lose.

It is time for leadership. The question is: who should lead? Those with the greatest stakes.

Scott Allen to Announce Candidacy for 97th Assembly District

(Waukesha, WI) – All media is invited to attend an announcement event on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM on the steps of The Rotunda located at 235 W. Broadway in Waukesha.

The 97th Assembly District includes the southern half of Waukesha including the southwestern portion of the Town of Waukesha, the southeastern portion of the Town of Genesee, and the northeastern portion of the Town of Mukwonago.

The current representative for the district is Bill Kramer.

Rain or shine, Scott Allen will address the challenges and opportunities facing the State of Wisconsin početna stranica.

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