Originally from Tennessee, T.J. Allen joined the United States Army in 2003 and served for nearly a decade. During his Army tenure, T.J. spent three years in the Republic of Korea and made two deployments to Iraq, once during the Surge of 2007 for 14 months, and again for 12 months from 2010 to 2011. He was Honorably discharged in 2012.
After leaving the Army, T.J. attended technical school in Ormond Beach, Florida, after which he followed a job offer to Charleston, South Carolina in April of 2013. Since then, he has been primarily employed as a defense contractor, continuing to serve troops both at home and abroad.
Outside of work, T.J. has been involved with several charity organizations in the area and attended classes at Trident Technical College.
T.J. believes in service to the nation and its people, and after seeing the horrific events following President Biden's botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, he feels once again compelled to serve the United States, this time in the halls of Congress where he feels he can best enact the changes so desperately needed in this country.
T.J., like most of the people in South Carolina, is a regular person, spurred into action by a government that has lost touch with the people it is supposed to serve, not rule over. T.J. believes in the Constitution as the law of the land, and that government is but a necessary evil, and that it should be small and as far removed from the lives of American citizens as possible.