About

Shirley is a lifetime Johnson Countian with deep roots in the 6th district. She hails from a large civically engaged family. Caring about community and people have been core values in her life. She has served on countless public and nonprofit boards to help move our community forward. She is also a successful businesswoman who knows how to get things done. Most importantly she is a team player who believes in promoting the positive of this community rather than tearing it down. She truly follows the Rotary motto of Service Before Self. Our County needs Shirley’s leadership and heart for the future.

Shirley Allenbrand

{Hello, my name is Pat All, a retired educator from the Olathe School District and a long time resident of Olathe. I have known Shirley Allenbrand and her involvement in our community for many years. She is a tireless worker who keeps her commitments. I care about all the kids in our community and their hardworking parents. With recent challenges, it is now more important than ever that we unite our communities to support Shirley Allenbrand as the next County Commissioner.
Dr. Patricia All
former Superintendent, Olathe Public School District USD #233
{We have lived in Johnson County for many decades and have known and worked with Shirley. Her commitment and dedication to all of the residents of Johnson County has been apparent over the years. She will work to maintain the high quality of life we enjoy and have come to expect in our county.
Dennis and Julia Meyer
{Hello, my name is David Metcalf and I am supporting Shirley Allenbrand for Johnson County Commissioner.  I have known and admired Shirley for the past 25 years seeing her involvement in our community and the many organization she has supported.  She is an amazing high energy team player and gracious and helpful to volunteers and professional staff alike.  Please vote for Shirley Allenbrand in the November Elections.
David Metcalf
{Good day, my name is Tom Manning and I am supporting Shirley Allenbrand for Johnson County Commissioner. I am a lifelong resident of Olathe and have known Shirley and her family since our high school days. I have admired Shirley for many years watching her involvement in our community in many organizations. She is an amazing high energy team player and gracious and helpful to volunteers and professional staff alike. Please vote for Shirley Allenbrand in the November elections.”
Tom Manning
Principal in Charge, Manning Construction Company, Inc.
{Steve and I have known Shirley as a professional and as a personal friend for over 20 years. She is a Republican who understands the on-going need for civic engagement in order to continue and enhance our quality of life. As County Commissioner her top priority will always be to perform her duties in a caring and responsible manner. We can think of no one better to serve as County Commissioner.
Former Kansas State Senator Kay & Steven Wolf
{“I’ve been in business and I’ve been in politics and there aren’t very many Shirley Allenbrand’s around in either.  She will use her business experience to get things done, but more importantly, she will use her love of people to make sure no one is left behind”.
Former Governor, Mark Parkinson and Stacy
{We, Larry Louk and JoLinda Vega, strongly support Shirley Allenbrand for County Commissioner, District 6.  Larry and Shirley attended Olathe High School together (over 40 years ago) and JoLinda has known Shirley for over 15 years.  Shirley has been active in the Johnson County Community throughout her amazingly productive professional life.  She will listen to her constituents and address their needs; will treat all persons, including her co-Commissioners, with dignity and respect; and will make a great County Commissioner!
Larry Louk and JoLinda Vega
Larry Louk, Principal, Selective Site Consultants and JoLinda Vega, JMV Professional Consulting Services

The residents of Western Johnson County District 6 deserve a leader that will listen to all the people. 

That Leader is Shirley Allenbrand.

Born and raised in Olathe, Kansas, Shirley has been working and serving the community since she was 14. She worked in the cornfields in nearby farms raising money to help take care of her parents. Not an easy job for a young girl. Her upbringing substantiated a work ethic and strong leadership throughout her personal and professional experiences.

Shirley has served in a variety of leadership roles supporting the Olathe community at large.  She is a member of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Planning Councils, American Health Care Association, and Women Who Mean Business. She is the Founder of the Shirley Fund for Cardiology Health at The University of Kansas Health Systems (UKHS). She has been appointed to the Heart-Funding Council, UKHS, Friends of Cedar Crest (KS Governor), Advancement Board (UKHS) and Olathe Planning Commission.

Currently, a Consultant with Nolte & Associates, P.A. and Allenbrand Interiors & Design. Established Allenbrand & Associates Design, LLC providing the design of senior living communities. As CEO, Sweet Life she led teams in the design and development of Elderly Continuum Living Communities building the first-ever award-winning, and the model nationwide for special care residence for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Shirley resides in Cedar Creek, Olathe with Chase, her havanese dog. Her children, Travis (Heather) and Tiffany, and stepchildren Jay and Katie are proud of their mother as she seeks the opportunity to provide leadership as County Commissioner for the 6thDistrict.

I’d Love to Help

On August 10, the Star published an article stating Kansas statistics have shown wearing masks works in slowing the spread of COVID-19. The Johnson County Board of Commissioners voted in early July by a 4-3 vote to uphold Governor Kelly’s mask mandate. We can thank Chairman Ed Eilert, and Commissioners Becky Fast, Janeé Hanzlick, and Jim Allen for following medical advice and reason.

Of the three commissioners that voted against the mandate, only Mike Brown of District 6 is running for re-election. In this vote, he showed utter disdain for medical expertise. He wanted to fire and sue the county public health official for his reports and recommendations concerning COVID-19.

Shirley Allenbrand is running for County Commissioner in District 6, and will bring back much-needed civility and community to the board. She has strong experience in business and is a member of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce and the American Health Care Association, among many others. She will have a measured approach to issues, and in a spirit of mutual respect.

I ask the voters of District 6 to vote for Shirley Allenbrand for County Commission to make all of Johnson County a better place.

Dawn Olney

District 6.  We are in this together, and we will get through this together!

Priorities for Shirley will include:

Public safety for all citizens is the number one priority.

Fiscal responsibility in government efficiency is needed to maintain a high quality of life.

Quality library, parks and recreation services, and programs for all citizens is a must.

Teamwork with fellow commissioners and partnerships with our cities, businesses, and nonprofits to find a workable solution for issues such as mental health, workforce development, affordable housing and transportation.

True Transparency of our county government to keep us successful.

Quality of life. Work with the cities in the 6th district to grow safe, vibrant, communities.

The 6th District includes the communities of Gardner, De Soto, and Edgerton, along with the western portions of the city of Olathe. The district also includes the townships of Lexington, and McCamish.