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Special District

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid TransitCandidate for Director, District 1

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Debora Allen

Chief Financial Officer
103,697 votes (64.51%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • RESTORE fiscal accountability and transparency to the Taxpayers and BART customers.
  • REBUILD the old infrastructure in a fiscally responsible manner to provide a renewed, sustainable, durable transportation system for future generations.
  • PROVIDE a better BART experience to the customer, the rider, and the workers through the streamlining of operations, with money saved used to increase the cleanliness and safety of BART.



Profession:Businesswoman / Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer, East County Glass & Window, Inc. (2012–current)
Trustee, Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association — Appointed position (2011–current)
Chief Financial Officer, W.E. Lyons Construction Co. (2001–2012)
Principal, Debora Allen, CPA (1997–2002)
Tax Manager, The Conco Companies (1992–1997)
Supervising Senior Tax Accountant (CPA), KPMG (1987–1992)


The Wharton School Aresty Institute of Executive Education Certificate, IFEBP Advanced investments Management Program (2013)
The Wharton School Aresty Institute of Executive Education Certificate, portfolio concepts and management program (2012)
Stanford University Law School and CALAPRS Certificate, principles of pension management, governance education in public employee pension administration (2012)
California State University Sacramento Bachelor of Science, business administration-accounting concentration (1987)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Francisco Chronicle recommends: Debora Allen for BART District 1
  • The East Bay Times Editorial Board: "BART needs Allen"

Organizations (2)

  • California Apartment Association
  • The Lincoln Club of Northern California

Elected Officials (8)

  • Steve Glazer, CA State Senator
  • Catharine Baker, CA State Assemblywoman
  • Candace Andersen, Contra Costa County Supervisor
  • Mark Peterson, Contra Costa County District Attorney
  • Russell Watts, Contra Costa County Treasurer Tax Collector
  • Mary Nejedly Piepho, Contra Costa County Supervisor
  • David Livingston, Contra Costa County Sheriff

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