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Allen West
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 22nd district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Ron Klein
Succeeded by Lois Frankel
Personal details
Allen Bernard West

February 7, 1961 (1961-02-07) (age 60)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Angela Graham
Alma mater University of Tennessee (BA)
Kansas State University (MA)
United States Army Command and General Staff College (MMAS)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Texas State Guard
Years of service 1982–2004 (U.S. Army)
2019–present (Texas State Guard)
Rank US-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant Colonel
Commands 2nd Battalion,
20th Field Artillery Regiment
Battles/wars Persian Gulf War
Iraq War
Awards Bronze Star
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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