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Biography

After seven and a half years on the Long Beach Water Commission, twice as president, John Allen was elected director of Division 3 of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California on November 4, 2014.

After practicing law for nearly 38 years, the last 26 of which were with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Mr. Allen retired as Head Deputy of the Public Benefits Fraud Division of the District Attorney's Office. Before that, among other assignments, he had prosecuted hardcore gang murder cases and was the Assistant District Attorney in charge of Line Operations.

He has served on the board of directors of Long Beach Transit, the Long Beach Area Boy Scouts, and the WomenShelter. He is also an active member of the Long Beach Bar Association.

Mr. Allen is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and received his J.D. from the Hastings College of the Law.
Director Allen represents Division 3, which includes the cities of Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Lakewood, Long Beach and Signal Hill.
Email Director Allen: jdsallen@wrd.org

Abigail C. Andom
Deputy Secretary
Water Replenishment District of Southern California
4040 Paramount Boulevard
Lakewood, CA 90712
562/275-4221(Phone/Fax)