Let’s Watch the Money

As the State Legislature and state bureaucrats continue to make many questionable financial decisions, we need knowledgeable people in Sacramento to look out for taxpaying citizens.  Contra Costa’s Debora Allen, who is experienced in financial management and accounting, would be an excellent choice for the Assembly in District 14.

Debora Allen says, “I am running for California State Assembly in District 14 because our state government is a broken bureaucracy and my generation owes the next generations a cleanup project.  Sacramento needs new leaders who are willing to stand up to the elite establishment bureaucracy that has run our jobs out of the state and has kept our education system at the bottom end of the national achievement scale.”

Allen is the founder of Quoin, Inc., a local business consulting firm that assists businesses and non-profit organizations. During her 25 year career, she has worked as a corporate Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Tax Manager, and Controller, as well as being the owner or co-owner of several businesses.

Assembly District 14 is an open seat held by termed-out Democrat Susan Bonilla.  It includes Vallejo and Benicia in Solano County and Concord, most of Pittsburg, Mount Diablo and more in Contra Costa County. (See the map.)

In 2011, and again in 2014, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors appointed Debora Allen to the Board of Retirement of the Contra Costa County Employees Retirement System.  While serving over the last 5 years, she has spent hundreds of hours in pension-related training programs across the country studying institutional investing, actuarial calculations, and board governance.

Debora explains her plans as a legislator: “I will be a hardworking, independent thinking, fair minded legislator that will work across the aisle to solve our toughest problems.  I will stand up to corruption and waste, oppose new taxes, protect Prop 13, and cut through the regulations to bring new industries and jobs back to our great state.”

“I will be a legislator that looks for new innovative solutions for how to run state government more efficiently, transparently, and with more accountability.”

Debora has supported her community by serving as Treasurer and Vice President for the Clayton Valley Little League, providing pro bono tax assistance for charitable organizations, volunteering with Boy Scouts, as well as supporting many local charities.

Debora and her husband, Timothy Allen, have lived in Contra Costa County since 1987.  They have two adult sons and two Great Pyrenees dogs.  They spend much of their free time hiking, biking, fishing, gardening and enjoying the beautiful environment which they call home next to Mount Diablo State Park.

You can learn more about Debora Allen’s campaign at her campaign website,www.deboraallen.com.

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