Alabama’s 54th Secretary of State, is a lifelong Republican. He was formerly a member of the Alabama House of Representatives where he represented District 89 including Pike and Dale Counties. Prior to his election to the legislature, he spent nearly a decade as the Probate Judge of Pike County where he served as the County’s top elections official and conducted more than a dozen elections without a single error. He also served as Chairman of the Pike County Republican Party
As Probate Judge, Wes was recognized as a reliable and committed Christian conservative who was chosen by a bipartisan group of his peers from across the state to serve as the President of the Alabama Probate Judges Association. That experience would serve him later as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives where he sponsored and passed a bill that banned curbside voting in Alabama. The curbside voting ban is vitally important to protecting the security of our elections. He also passed legislation known as the “Zuckerbucks” bill that banned elections officials from receiving private funds for elections administration tasks or equipment.
Wes is a strong believer in the 2nd Amendment and is an NRA certified pistol instructor.
On May 7, 2021, Wes Allen announced that he was seeking the Republican nomination to become Alabama’s next Secretary of State, a role that is responsible for overseeing Alabama’s business filings and our elections process. Wes was sworn in and assumed office as Alabama’s Secretary of State on January 16, 2023.
Wes graduated from the University of Alabama, where he was a member of the Crimson Tide Football team. He and his wife, Cae, live in Troy where they attend First Baptist Church. They have two children, Davis and DeAnna.