Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Legislators Honor Former Rep. Bernard Allen

The House and Senate on Monday night honored the life of the late Rep. Bernard Allen, D-Wake. Rep. Allen served two terms in the House before dying in October at the age of 69. Several members remembered Rep. Allen as a passionate and energetic legislator and lifelong activist for education. House members mentioned his efforts as a leader of the civil rights movement, his work on behalf of low-income citizens in his district and across the state, and sponsoring important legislation such as clean drinking wells (which I worked closely with him on), North Carolina’s education lottery, and improved working environments and salaries for state employees.

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