Mayoral candidate Jeremy Bryant will not be appearing on the May 6th ballot.
Bryant, who announced his intention to challenge attorney Ginger Nelson in the race for mayor, was deemed ineligible to run, due to missing a voter registration deadline.
Bryant addressed the matter in a written statement today, saying, "Thank you everyone for your support over the last month. I appreciate your trust in me to be the voice of All Amarillo residents. Regretfully I am ineligible to be placed on the May 6th ballot to run for Mayor due to me missing the January 17th deadline by 5 days to be registered to vote."
Several local residents who were supporting Bryant expressed dismay at the candidate's withdrawal from the race.
Speculation has now begun regarding other potential mayoral candidates, including: Victor Leal, Randy Burkett, and James Schenck.
Currently, Nelson is the only filed candidate running for Mayor of Amarillo. Renea Dauntes has announced her candidacy for the office, but has not yet filed her application to appear on the May 6th ballot.
Interested candidates can find out more about running for the office of mayor, through amarillo.gov. Candidates can file applications until February 17th at 5pm.