More Competition For Amarillo Mayor As A New Candidate Emerges
We're into the final days of being able to officially announce your candidacy for Amarillo Mayor, and we haven't seen the plethora of candidates I initially thought we'd see.
As of February 14, we had only heard from five people officially announcing their candidacy. Those candidates all trickled in at different times. Well, that number is now officially at six.
Tuesday, Cole Stanley announced he was officially running for Mayor, and he did it in the most Amarillo way you can think of. He took over the Big Texan to hold his announcement event.
Stanley is no stranger to politics, he's served on the City Council since 2021 so he's been involved in everything Amarillo for the last couple of years. He was one of the biggest opposers of current Mayor Ginger Nelson saying he wouldn't be a "rubber stamp for her" which would appear to make him the candidate that will be a shift from what Nelson represented.
Another thing we found out with this announcement is that Alex Fairly would NOT be running for Mayor, as he officially endorsed Stanley at the event. Many residents of Amarillo had called for Fairly to run based on his recent actions, but alas he has decided against it.
With six official candidates now, all eyes will be on other potential candidates as the deadline to file paperwork is fast approaching. All papers must be turned in and fees paid tomorrow in order to have your name officially on the ballot.
No matter who wins, we know things will look a bit different in office. Let's hope it means good things for our growing city.