Erick Allen learned from his parents that faith without good deeds falls short. Erick’s father, a retired CME pastor, volunteered as a poll worker and worked to register people of color to vote. His mother was a beloved public school teacher for over 30 years – shaping the hearts and minds of countless young people. On weekends, Erick would join his grandmother as a volunteer at the Red Cross and continue learning about the value of public service.
In 2008, Erick Allen started Level 4 Performance, a human resources consulting business. Within two years it was profitable and created good-paying jobs with benefits for twelve employees. But in 2011, Erick’s preexisting condition and steep medical bills put health insurance out of reach and forced the business to close.
Erick’s family’s example stands in stark contrast to Georgia’s Republican leaders. Even before COVID, Georgia families were struggling unnecessarily because of politicians who care more about their own ego and ambition than the issues that affect everyday Georgians.
Through hard work, determination, and access to health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, Erick rebuilt his business. But the experience and the force of the pandemic made it clear that Georgia families and small businesses must have access to quality, affordable healthcare to succeed.
In 2018, Cobb County voters sent Erick to the state Capitol where he has been a tireless advocate for full Medicaid expansion, environmental justice, and a check on Republican attempts to make voting more difficult. After a 2022 run for Lt. Governor Of Georgia, Erick was elected Chair or the Cobb County Democrats, a position he still holds today.
Erick works as a management consultant and lives in the Vinings area with his wife, Dr. Tameka Allen, and daughter, Elise.
I believe that affordable, quality healthcare should be accessible for all Americans.
In the Senate, I’ll work to take on Republicans who have refused to expand Medicaid. I will fight to ensure more working Georgians have access to essential healthcare coverage.
Reproductive rights and bodily autonomy are human rights. Period. I know that medical decisions are between Georgians and their doctors, without government interference.
I will ensure the delivery of services from every aspect of state government. I am committed to keeping Georgia the number one place to do business, but also the number one place for workers to raise a family.
I know firsthand that environmental justice is crucial to the health and wellbeing of our families, both now and long-term. Between the fight against Sterigenics’ air pollution in my home community to advocating for national environmental policy, I will always fight for a clean, safe planet.
A healthy and prosperous democracy hinges on the right to vote, and our rights are under attack. The GOP’s Big Lie has put our right to vote in jeopardy, and it is more important than ever to elect leaders who are willing to fight for the voters of Georgia, not against them. In the Senate, I’ll fight against voter suppression, and make sure every legal vote is counted.
As the son of a public school teacher and father to a young scholar, I know firsthand that quality education is the building blocks to a successful future. Georgian students deserve the best education the state can provide, and our teachers and staff deserve to work with them towards the future with dignity and respect.