The Pflugerville ISD board appointed Allen during a May 31 special meeting after newly elected candidate Alissa Molina announced her resignation.
Molina defeated Place 5 incumbent Allen during a May 7 general election with 3,096 votes to Allen's 2,525.
In a video released Wednesday night, May 25, via her Facebook campaign page, Molina said her husband, a teacher in Austin for the past 10 years, is seeking a position within PfISD that creates a conflict of interest for her seat on the school board and that her resignation was effective immediately.
Trustees voted 6-0 to accept Molina's resignation at the May 31 meeting and discuss options for filling her seat.
After convening in executive session for about an hour, the board appointed Allen in a 5-0 vote, with Molina absent and Trustee Renae Mitchell abstaining.
Board President Vernagene Mott said after the meeting the appointment means there will not be a special election, and Allen will serve for 11 months until the next board election in May 2023.
Whoever ends up winning the Place 5 seat in 2023 will serve the remainder of what would have been Molina’s term—two years instead of three—PfISD Public Information Officer Tamra Spence said.
After the meeting, Allen said he plans to run for Place 5 again in 2023.
Prior to the board's consideration of a Place 5 replacement at the May 31 meeting, Allen addressed officials during public comment.
"I am the most experienced person to consider regarding the district's financial situation," Allen said, adding he never missed a board meeting, always showed up to meetings early and held himself to the highest standards while serving as a trustee.