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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 22nd district
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Ron Klein|
|Succeeded by||Lois Frankel|
Allen Bernard West
February 7, 1961
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Tennessee (BA)
Kansas State University (MA)
United States Army Command and General Staff College (MMAS)
|Branch/service|| United States Army
Texas State Guard
|Years of service||1982–2004 (U.S. Army)
2019–present (Texas State Guard)
20th Field Artillery Regiment
|Battles/wars||Persian Gulf War
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Allen Bernard West (born February 7, 1961) is an American political commentator and politician. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, West represented FL's 22nd congressional district in the House from 2011 to 2013.
In July 2019, West announced he would be running for the chairmanship of the Republican Party of Texas in 2020.
On May 23, 2020, West was in a motorcycle crash just outside Waco, Texas.
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