Allen brought her activism to the mountains in 1980. She was divorced with one child and remembered Western North Carolina from her days at summer camp. Puma Ducati Shoes
As a small business owner, the mountains' first woman auctioneer and three time political candidate, Dodie Allen has faced enough barriers in her life.
Education: Graduated with honors from Fort Lauderdale High School, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Background: Long running career with BellSouth, during which she became group manager and night chief operator. Worked on Sen. Barry Goldwater's 1964 presidential campaign in Florida. Former chairwoman of Jackson County Republican Party. House.
Top three priorities: Cutting government bureaucracy, carefully spending tax dollars, finding ways to "unleash" the free market.
"We've got to unleash the free market system and develop small businesses. I think they are the backbone or our nation," she said.
ideology. House's 119th District, which covers Swain and Jackson counties and part of Haywood and Macon counties. She will face incumbent Democrat Phil Haire in the Nov. Puma Mid Ankle Sneakers 2 election.
convention call for conservatives to take back the party. Not long after, Allen switched from Democrat to Republican and four years later campaigned for Goldwater for president.
But her political awakening came in 1960 after hearing Sen. Barry Goldwater at the National Republican Puma Shoes Bmw
Mountain GOP activist Dodie Allen makes run for N
Much of Allen's outlook comes from her own experience dealing as a small business owner with what she says is over regulation by the government, including a too complex tax code.
That's why Allen believes government shouldn't be another one.
Allen was born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and essentially grew up on the beach "with sand in my shoes," or just plain barefoot, she said. She remembers experiencing the end of World War II there and it having one of the biggest effects on her life, giving her great faith in the country and its military.
Tamping down government programs, with the exception of military spending, and boosting the free market are key to the longtime mountain resident's and Florida transplant's political Puma Shoes Silver
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