Joel Allen was elected the new Secretary of the Cobb RAs in the spring of 2021. He was preceded in that position by Catherine Floam, who now serves on the Cobb GOP Executive Committee. Prior to that the position was held by Jeff Souther, another admirable activist for the Cobb Republican cause. Joel first became actively engaged in the Republican Party, after watching his party slowly decline and compromise on values we hold dear. Since becoming active, he immediately began in leadership by becoming a Precinct Chair in 2019 in the Cobb County Republican Party to fill the vacant precinct of which he resided.
In 2021, he was reelected as a Precinct Chair, with two new officers from the Precinct and was elected as the House District Secretary. Shortly after the House District Chair stepped down to focus on her new role as the Cobb County Vice Chair of Grassroots and Party Development. Joel was nominated by her and was elected to succeed her as the new House District Chair. Shortly after he was able to step down as the Precinct Chair to focus on leading and growing the House District. In addition to his duties as a House District Chair, Joel also elected to and serves on the Executive Board for the 6th Congressional District as the Vice Chair – Cobb County. Joel continues to work as a leader and advise his county, his Congressional District, and their campaigns to adhere to the Principles of the Republican Party. He is a retired military Veteran.