About City Council

The City of Allen operates under a council-manager form of government as approved by voters in 1979 through the adoption of the  Allen City Charter. The Home Rule Charter for the City of Allen provides that the Allen City Council shall consist of the mayor and six council members  elected by numbered places and are elected at-large by the registered voters of Allen to serve three-year, staggered terms of office.  Each member of the Allen City Council serves citywide.

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  1. professional headshot of Mayor Debbie Stout

    MAYOR DEBBIE STOUT

    Term: Temporary appointment
    Phone: 214.509.4120
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  1. professional Headshot of Councilmember Kurt Kizer

    COUNCILMEMBER KURT KIZER

    Position: Place No. 1
    Term: 2018-2021
    Phone: 214.509.4121
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  2. professional Headshot of Councilmember Carl Clemencich

    CARL CLEMENCICH

    Position: Place No. 2
    Term: 2017-2020
    Phone: 214.509.4122
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  1. professional Headshot of Councilmember Lauren Doherty

    LAUREN DOHERTY

    Position: Place No. 3
    Term: 2018-2021
    Phone: 214.509.4123
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  2. professional Headshot of Councilmember Chris Schulmeister

    CHRIS SCHULMEISTER

    Position: Place No. 4
    Term: 2019-2022
    Phone: 214.509.4124
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  1. professional Headshot of Councilmember Gary Caplinger

    GARY CAPLINGER

    Position: Mayor Pro Tem, Place No. 5
    Term: 2018-2021
    Phone: 214.509.4125
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  2. professional Headshot of Councilmember Baine Brooks

    BAINE BROOKS

    Position: Place No. 6
    Term: 2019-2022
    Phone: 214.509.4126
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Council Qualifications


According to the City of Allen Charter Article II, Section 2.02 and Chapter 141 of the Texas Election Code, a City Council candidate must: 
  • Be a United States citizen; 
  • Be a qualified voter of the City of Allen for at least six (6) months at the time of filing;
  • Be a resident of the City of Allen for at least one year immediately preceding their election;
  • Hold no other elected office or appointed public office or position of emolument, except as authorized by state law;
  • have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
    totally mentally incapacitated; or
    partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote; and
  • have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
Excerpt from The Charter of the City of Allen, Texas, Article II. The City Council