FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Shirley Allenbrand, 913-579-8206 


Olathe, Ks – Olathe resident, community volunteer, and small business owner, Shirley Allenbrand has filed to run for the Johnson County Commission in District 6. The District is geographically the largest in the county and includes primarily the city of Olathe, parts of De Soto and Spring Hill, as well as Edgerton and Gardner. It is home to the Fred Allenbrand jail, the county courthouse, and the administration facilities under construction. 

Shirley was born and raised in Olathe, where her father was president of the Optimist Club and Fred Allenbrand ran for and was re-elected Sheriff when the city had just 15,000 residents. Over the years, Shirley has served on the board of Heart to Heart International (1992 airlift), the Olathe Audit Committee, went door-to-door to help launch Olathe Health, served on the Olathe Chamber and TLC Boards, graduated from Leadership Olathe, and currently serves on the Olathe Planning Commission. 

She has been recognized as a leader in health care, housing, and business by various chambers of commerce and industry groups throughout the county, and was one of the first women in the Olathe Rotary Club and the Optimist Club. A complete list of recognitions can be found on her website,

“I look forward to working with all citizens and businesses continue growing our community. Serving Olathe has been a lifelong commitment,” Allenbrand noted. “Olathe deserves representation that listens, respects, and responds to the needs of voters. I am uniquely qualified to serve my fellow southwestern Johnson Countians.” 

Allenbrand has two children, a daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, a step-son and daughter-in- law, step-daughter and son-in-law, and two step-granddaughters. She attends Church of the Resurrection-Olathe. The position is non-partisan and will be on the ballot on November 3, 2020. 

Paid for by Allenbrand for Commission, Brian Geary, Treasurer 26879 W. Shadow Cir, Olathe, KS 66061 [email protected]