Sylvia Tenney Allen

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Arizona Senate
Political Affiliation:
State Senate
High School Graduate
Married, Richard Allen, 5 children and 19 grandchildren
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints
As a fifth generation Arizonan, my roots are buried deep in the rural heart of Legislative District 6. I understand our unique issues and challenges, and the sacrifices that rural business owners make to survive and raise a family here. The struggles we’ve endured to maintain our rural economies. I understand and have fought for water, forest, ranching, education, taxes, and recreation issues. I have and will always stand for, defend, and promote rural Arizona. In addition, I am running to continue to serve as your Senate’s Education Chairman, promoting strong educational opportunities for Arizona’s children. District 6 needs a rural tough, independent-thinking, and common-sense and proven State Senator, I am that person. I stand on my voting record. I will always support the Second Amendment, border security, pro-life, free markets, and limited government. I will stand for America’s founding principles. I will continue to be your voice and your vote for rural Arizona’s Legislative District 6. Thank you for your continued support.


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. O
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O
3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. S* Have always and well always protect the unborn.
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams. O
5. Providing state funding or referrals to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O
6. Reforming the Arizona tax code to enact a flat income tax rate. S* Would have to see all the data and how the legislation would be worded to make final decision.
7. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable their children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy. S* I have worked tirelessly to protect parents rights in choice of education for their children.
8. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
9. Protecting a parent's right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome. S
10. Requiring public schools to teach comprehensive sex education. O* I have worked to education parents on what comprehensive sex education is and will again introduce legislation concerning this issue.
11. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs. S
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. ** Need more information. This is a very complicated issue and until I saw the details I would not be able to give an opinion.