Sylvia Allen

Senator Allen was appointed and then elected to serve in the Arizona State Senate in 2008. After serving two terms, she was elected to the Navajo County, Arizona, Board of Supervisors.  She then returned to the Senate in 2015 where she continues to serve today. 


Currently, Senator Allen serves as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Education, a position she has held since 2016.  She has also served three terms as Senate President Pro Tempore.


Senator Allen is currently serving and has previously served on the following Senate Committees:  Education; Health and Human Services; Water and Agriculture; Natural Resources and Energy; Appropriations; Rural Affairs; Government


Senator Allen lives in Snowflake, a small town in the White Mountains of Arizona, with her husband Richard. They have five married children and 19 grandchildren.  She was born in Arizona and has deep family roots in the White Mountains.  She is a retired real estate agent, and she and her husband are former small business owners.


Having a strong and vibrant public education system is critical to Arizona’s economy and ensuring that our children have the opportunities and skills they need to succeed. I have fought for additional funding for our schools and supporting our community colleges and universities.

Our immigration system is crumbling right in front of us, and Congress continues to do nothing. As a legislator I supported the E-Verify program which makes every person must verify they’re eligible to work in the United States. I hope Congress will find the courage to pass this legislation nationwide.

Our district is blessed with an abundance of beauty and various natural resources. Unfortunately, the federal government controls much of the land. This hampers economic growth and stifles job opportunities for our residents. 

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