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Former U.S. senator Allard joins AMA

September 23, 2011
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Former two-term U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard of Colorado has joined the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) as vice president for government relations beginning Oct. 3, the AMA reports.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Senator Allard to the AMA,” AMA president and CEO Rob Dingman said. “The addition of Senator Allard raises the profile of the AMA significantly in the corridors of Congress and federal agencies, and his presence bodes well for motorcyclists nationwide as he serves our mission to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling.

“We look forward to taking our advocacy to the next level with Senator Allard leading our government relations efforts in Washington, D.C.”

Allard, who represented Colorado during three terms in Congress and two terms in the U.S. Senate between 1991-2009, said he is looking forward to his new role.

“I am anxious to contribute to the good work of the AMA, and I look forward to working with the staff and members of the association,” Allard said. “Colorado’s motorcyclists helped me win elections, and they kept me informed about their issues. The role of government in our everyday lives is of great concern to motorcyclists, and I look forward to helping educate our elected officials, agencies and the public about the vital role that motorcycling plays in America’s economy and way of life.”

Born and raised in Colorado, Allard has a long history of serving the people of that state and of the nation, first as a member of the state Senate from 1983-1991, then as a congressman from 1991-97 and finally, as a U.S. senator from 1997-2009.

Allard currently resides in Loveland, Colo., with his wife of 44 years, Joan. They have two daughters. He will be relocating back to Washington to work in the AMA office.

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