An Amarillo construction worker has announced that he is testing the waters for a potential bid for mayor of Amarillo in 2019.
Parker Robertson, 21, told the Amarillo Pioneer on Tuesday that he has begun testing the waters for a potential bid for mayor. Robertson said that he decided to test the waters for a bid after working with Randalee Construction to complete work on the new Embassy Suites hotel in downtown Amarillo.
"I am 90 percent sure I will be running for mayor in 2019," Robertson said in an exclusive statement to the Pioneer. "I am putting serious thought and prayer into this because I do not run to lose. I am closer than ever to a decision.”
A self-described conservative, Robertson would be a political first-timer if he joined the race for mayor. Robertson said that he has informed Mayor Ginger Nelson that he is considering challenging her and has begun planning a path to victory in 2019.
Robertson is the first candidate to make any moves toward a potential bid for citywide office in 2019.
Candidates can begin filing for City of Amarillo offices in January of 2019. The election will be held in May of 2019.