Mayor of Plano, Texas
|Mayor of Plano, Texas|
|Term length||Four years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||C. J. Kellner
|Formation||City Charter of Plano, Texas|
The Mayor of Plano, Texas is the chief executive of Plano's Government, as stipulated by the Charter of Plano, Texas.
The Mayor of Plano served one-year terms until 1884, when the term length was extended to two years. In 2006, the use of three-year terms began. The term was changed to four years in 2011. Currently (as of 2017) there is a limit to two terms as mayor.
|1||C. J. Kellner||1881–1882||Resigned January 17, 1882|
|2||Joseph C. Hudson||1882||Appointed as Mayor Pro Tem to complete Kellner's term|
|3||G. F. Thomas||1882–1883|
|4||W. B. Blalack||1883–1888|
|5||J. C. Klepper||1888–1889|
|6||W. B. Blalack||1889–1892|
|8||W. B. Blalack||1896–1898|
|9||W. D. McFarlin||1898–1904|
|11||J. M. Willis||1908–1912|
|12||J. D. Harris||1912–1914|
|13||R. H. Crawford||1914–1915||Resigned April 13, 1915|
|14||James Dudley Cottrell||1915–1916||Appointed April 30, 1915 to complete Crawford's term|
|15||J. R. Dickerson||1916–1919||Resigned May 27, 1919|
|16||J. A. "Fred" Harrington||1919–1920||Appointed May 27, 1919; resigned May 11, 1920|
|18||G. E. Carpenter||1922–1924|
|19||J. T. Horn||1924–1932|
|20||A. R. Schell, Jr.||1932–1948||Longest-serving mayor (5,838 days); Plano Citizen of the Year, 1951|
|21||Odise J. Todd||1948–1950|
|22||Fred H. Miers||1950–1956|
|23||David B. McCall, Jr.||1956–1960||Two-time Plano Citizen of the Year (1957 and 1973)|
|24||Art M. Stranz||1960–1962|
|25||J. Alton Allman, Jr.||1962–1964|
|26||Rob L. Harrington, Jr.||1964–1968|
|27||Harry G. Rowlinson||1968–1970|
|28||Conner Harrington||1970||Died of natural causes on June 1, 1970; shortest-serving mayor (58 days)|
|29||Norman F. Whitsitt||1970–1978||Elected in a special election on July 11, 1970|
|30||James W. Edwards||1978–1982|
|32||Florence Shapiro||1990–1992||First female mayor, former TX State Senator, 1985 Plano Citizen of the Year|
|33||James N. Muns||1992–1996||1994 Plano Citizen of the Year (with wife, Betty)|
|36||Pat Evans||2002–2009||2004 Plano Citizen of the Year|
|37||Phil Dyer||2009–2013||1998 Plano Citizen of the Year||Source: Mozelle Campbell, Maribelle Davis, et al. (1985). Plano, Texas: The Early Years.
Henington. ISBN 0-9651841-0-2.
In 1881, the city's first mayor C. J. Kellner received $10 per year as compensation, partly as the "rental fee" of barn for meetings. Three years later, the salary was approved to officially be $72 per year. Currently, the Mayor of Plano receives an $8,400 yearly stipend.
Below are buildings named for Mayors of Plano. Note that they are all located in Plano, Texas, and all schools are part of the Plano Independent School District.
- A. R. Schell, Jr. Elementary School
- Conner Harrington Republican Women 
- David B. McCall, Jr. Elementary School 
- David B. McCall, Jr. Plaza
- Fred Schimelpfenig Middle School 
- Harry Rowlinson Community Natatorium
- J. A. Harrington Elementary School
- Norman F. Whitsitt Parkway (FM 544/15th Street)
- McCall Plaza (Outdoor stage in historic downtown Plano)
- "Date Difference Calculator". Retrieved 2006-11-05.