Olathe, Kansas: Johnson County Commissioner for District 6, Shirley Allenbrand announced and filed
for the elected office of Johnson County Chairwoman, a race to be decided in the, 2022 elections. She currently serves as a commission liaison on the Audit Committee, The Committee on
Aging, and the Johnson County Airport Commission, as well as serving on two Fire District boards
and two Zoning Boards.
Allenbrand is running as a voice of reason for the Chair position. “My business background and civic
engagement in several parts of the county give me a county-wide perspective and the experience to
provide the leadership to move our county forward,” said Allenbrand. “Working together as a team is
a key to this county’s success whether it be with our citizens, our cities, our businesses, or our nonprofit
sectors. It will take all of us to tackle the complex issues facing our county”.
Elected last November to the commission, Allenbrand has quickly adapted to serving the citizens and
businesses of the 6th District. She has demonstrated leadership and a willingness to do her
homework, meet with all sides of an issue and work toward sensible solutions. One of her first
projects was to unify two rural fire districts for improved governance and efficiency. Additionally, the
6th District has a myriad of development projects that will impact the economy of the entire
county. Allenbrand’s business background comes in handy when dealing with real-world
“Shirley hit the ground running and has accomplished much in the short time she has represented the
6th District. Her willingness to roll up her sleeves and work with people to actually get positive things
done is refreshing” said Tom Manning, of Manning Construction.
Paid for by Allenbrand for Chair, Bob Regnier, Treasurer