Allen West ( Politician ) : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Career

Allen Bernard West is an American politician and retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, First Wife, Children, Education and Career

Allen West ( Politician ) : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Career
Allen West
  Bio
Name Allen West
Birthdate ( Age) 7 February 1961 
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Angela West (m. 1989)
Children Aubrey WestAusten West
Parents Elizabeth  West and Herman West
Education Kansas State University (1986), University of Tennessee (1983), Command and General Staff College (CGSC)
Profession Former United States Representative
Net Worth $2.5 Million
Last Update October 2021

Allen Bernard West is an American politician and retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel. A member of the Republican Party, West represented Florida's 22nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013 and served as the chairman of the Republican Party of Texas from 2020 to 2021.

West ran for the chairmanship of the Republican Party of Texas in 2020. West became the new state chairman after he defeated the incumbent chairman, James Dickey, on July 20, 2020.

Early Life and Family

Allen Bernard West was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Elizabeth  West and Herman West, Sr.  on February 7, 1961.His father and older brother were both career military officers; West's father served in World War II, and his brother served in Vietnam.His mother was a civilian employee of the United States Marine Corps. Although both of his parents were registered Democrats,

In the tenth grade, West joined the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program and entered the Army in 1983 when he graduated from the University of Tennessee. West is the third of four consecutive generations in his family to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. He later received a master's degree in political science from Kansas State University. He also earned a master of military arts and sciences degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer College in political theory and military history and operations.

Allen West Wife

Allen West First Wife is  Gayle Mosby. Later, West married Angela M. Graham on December 24, 1989. She holds a Ph.D. in education from Kansas State University, and received a gubernatorial appointment to the board of trustees of Florida Atlantic University.They have two daughters.West and his family moved to Garland, Texas after he became CEO of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis in January 2015.

Allen West Net Worth

Allen Bernard West is an American politician and retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel has an estimated Net Worth around $2.5 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

West entered active duty on November 1, 1983,at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he completed the Field Artillery Officer's Basic Course (FACBOC). He then proceeded to airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he received his Parachutist Badge.

His first assignment was as an airborne infantry fire support officer and platoon leader, as well as battalion training officer for the 4th B.C.T.(Battalion Combat Team), 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, SETAF (Southern European Task Force) under the command of Lt. Col. Thomas R. Needham at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. In 1987, West was promoted to captain and attended the Field Artillery Officer's Advanced Course.

In January 1995 he was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division Support Command as the assistant operations/combat plans officer. West was promoted to major before he attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 1997. Upon completion, he became the operations officer for the 18th Field Artillery Brigade before being assigned as executive officer of 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment. Afterward, West served as an Army exchange officer at the II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune from 1999 to 2002 and was promoted to lieutenant colonel.

In January 2013, West was hired as a full-time director of programming for Next Generation.TV, part of PJ Media; in mid-September 2013 his role changed to a twice-a-month contributor.On May 16, 2013, Fox News announced it had hired West as a contributor to offer political commentary during the network's daytime and prime time shows.

In July 2019, West announced that he would run for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, challenging the incumbent chair, James Dickey.Among the issues he ran on, West stated he wanted to "strengthen our families," "stand up for life," and secure the U.S.–Mexico border.

He also stated that House Speaker Dennis Bonnen should resign.West was endorsed by former state party chairs Tom Mechler and Cathie Adams and former vice-chair David Barton.He was elected chair in the early morning hours of July 20, 2020.

Shortly after West's election the party adopted the slogan "We are the storm", a phrase also used by believers in the QAnon conspiracy theory, which West characterized as a quotation from a poem which he declined to identify.

On December 11, 2020, after the Supreme Court of the United States rejected Texas' attempt to invalidate election results from four states, West said "Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the Constitution."

Some observers interpreted this as an encouragement of secession from the United States.On June 4, 2021, he announced he would resign effective July 11, 2021.On July 4, 2021, West announced he would challenge Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for the Republican nomination in 2022.