Allen Blakemore launched Houston-based political and fundraising consulting firm Blakemore
& Associates in 1988. Together with his wife Elizabeth, the firm now provides a wide range of
political services including strategy, tactical implementation, and fundraising, as well as
government relations consulting and lobbying. Their clients include federal, state, county, and
city candidates, established civic associations, political action committees, and some of the
largest and most respected Texas corporations.
Prior to founding Blakemore & Associates, Allen served U.S. Senators John Tower and Phil
Gramm. In 1985, he was selected as a fellow at the National Republican Congressional
Committee’s Republican Campaign Academy.
In 2005, Allen expanded his operation by opening Blakemore Public Affairs in Austin, Texas.
Allen’s experience in legislative strategy, message development, and driving public opinion
allows his team to provide their clients with a complete turnkey solution for every facet of
their public affairs needs. Blakemore Public Affairs operates offices around the state and
allows them to stay attuned to the nuances in each major market in Texas.
Allen is consistently ranked among the top political consultants in Texas. In 2021 and 2019,
Allen was ranked as the #1 political consultant in Texas by Capitol Inside. In 2015, he was
named one of the “Ten Most Powerful Lobbyists” by Capitol Inside Lobby Power Rankings. He
has also been recognized as “Most Valuable Player” in a primary runoff and part of the “All-
Star Team” for the general election.
Over the past three decades, Allen’s general consulting clients have won 477 of 559
Allen is a frequently quoted source in the state and national media. He has earned two “Pollie
Awards” from the American Association of Political Consultants, and recognition by the
Newspaper Association of America as creator of one of “50 of the Best Political Newspaper
Ads.” Allen was listed as one of the top 50 most influential Republican figures in Texas politics
and government by Campaigns and Elections magazine.
A strong supporter of law enforcement, Allen served on the board of the Texas Department of
Public Safety Foundation, which provides support to public safety personnel and their families
in time of need. He is also past president of the Sentinel Club, an organization that raises
money to benefit West University Place public safety officers. Allen is active in his community
and is a Life-Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and currently serves on the
World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest Committee. He previously served as city-wide
chairman of the Neighborhood Watch Program and on the Executive Committee for Young
Life—Southwest Houston. He is certified by the National Rifle Association as Rifle, Pistol, and
A third generation Texan, Allen graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of
Science degree in International Trade. He and Elizabeth have two daughters and are members
of First Presbyterian Church. They live in Houston.