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ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

The primary objective of the Allen West Foundation is to educate and inspire the next generation of conservative leaders among the minority and veteran communities.

ABOUT ALLEN WEST

Allen West first took an oath to support and defend our Constitution as a young Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. During his 22 years of service, he was distinguished by numerous commendations and honors for valor, achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel.

In 2010, Colonel West once again reaffirmed that oath when he became the first black Republican from Florida to serve in the United States House of Representatives since Reconstruction.

The Foundation bearing his name was established to encourage others to follow a similar path of commitment to our nation and its constitutional principles.

WHAT THE FOUNDATION STANDS FOR

A government truly “of the people” must be fully representative of those it governs.  Both minorities and veterans are under-represented in elected office at both the state and federal levels, and the Foundation seeks to educate and motivate members of these groups to increase their participation and representation.

 

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