Allen Whitt was born in Northern Alabama where he grew up on a dairy farm. Life on the farm taught him valuable early lessons about personal responsibility and the value of a dollar. After becoming a high school state champion hurdler, Allen went on to compete in the decathlon for Auburn University while earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. He spent summers as a missionary working with underprivileged children in New York City and working as a carpenter to build churches for small congregations in rural areas of America.
Allen's early career included working as a consultant for Dr. Billy Graham, writing press briefings and serving as the media liaison and spokesperson during his popular children's crusades. Later Allen was Special Assistant to Dr. James Dobson at Focus on the Family Radio. These experiences along with being a small business owner prepared him for his current role as President of the Family Policy Council of West Virginia, where he has been fighting for the First Amendment rights of West Virginians for six years.
Over the past half-decade, Allen has been one of the most prominent conservative activists in the Mountain State, consistently championing conservative values and vetting Republican candidates for the West Virginia Republican Party. It’s this experience that prepared him for taking the step to run for office. “It’s precisely because I believe that West Virginians deserve more from their elected officials that I’ve decided to run for Senate,” Allen says. “I’ve been honored to lobby and fight for what’s right at the state and local levels, but at some point you are called to new forms of service.”
West Virginia has the chance to replace the 3rd most liberal Republican in the Senate with an unwavering conservative who West Virginians can count on to defend their constitutional rights and who will support the small businesses that are the backbone of our economy. Allen Whitt is that candidate.