North Carolina Senate District 11
2020 Race Update: Allen lost 45.02% to 54.98%
A lifelong Democrat and Tarheel, former Senator Allen Wellons grew up on a farm in Johnston County. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and married his wife, Cissie. Allen received his law degree from North Carolina Central University. Allen has spent the majority of his career as an attorney and family farm manager in Smithfield, NC, where he and Cissie have raised their three children.
Allen always felt the calling of public service and in 1996, he was elected to the North Carolina State Senate. Allen served three terms representing NC Senate District 11 until 2002 when his seat was gerrymandered to benefit his Republican opponent.
After serving in the North Carolina Senate, Allen helped create and support Zoe Empowers, a religious nonprofit organization that helps and supports orphans and children in developing countries with specific missions to help the orphans of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Zimbabwe, children survivors of the Rwanda genocide, and children living in the slums of India. Allen also has helped build and support a school and orphanage outside of Port a Prince in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.
Allen continues to serve his community and people in need. He has recently served as chair of the Johnston County Economic Development Board, served on the Johnston County Habit for Humanity Board, and served on the North Carolina Community College Board.
In late 2019 by court order, all state legislative district lines were redrawn; the resulting maps created a nearly 50/50 senate district in the historically conservative Senate District 11. Allen Wellons has the experience and common-sense leadership to build a coalition of voters needed flip Senate District 11 and help win a Democratic majority in the NC Senate.