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Amarillo Offices Up for Grabs in 2019

Have you ever wanted to run for office in Amarillo, but don’t know where to start? Here is a brief look at what offices will be up for grabs during the May 2019 elections. For each of these races, candidates must meet qualifications set out by each district and file during the January-February filing period. Please contact each entity for information on how to run.

Mayor of Amarillo

Current officeholder: Ginger Nelson, first elected in 2017

Salary: $10 per week

Duties: Votes on City of Amarillo policy and spending, plus ceremonial duties; decides employment of city manager

City Council, Place 1

Current officeholder: Elaine Hays, first elected in 2017

Salary: $10 per week

Duties: Votes on City of Amarillo policy and spending, plus ceremonial duties; decides employment of city manager

City Council, Place 2

Current officeholder: Freda Powell, first elected in 2017

Salary: $10 per week

Duties: Votes on City of Amarillo policy and spending, plus ceremonial duties; decides employment of city manager

City Council, Place 3

Current officeholder: Charles Eddy Sauer, first elected in 2017

Salary: $10 per week

Duties: Votes on City of Amarillo policy and spending, plus ceremonial duties; decides employment of city manager

City Council, Place 4

Current officeholder: Howard S. Smith, first elected in 2017

Salary: $10 per week

Duties: Votes on City of Amarillo policy and spending, plus ceremonial duties; decides employment of city manager

Amarillo College Board of Regents

Current officeholders: David Woodburn (2000), Paul Proffer (2011), Johnny Mize (2013)

Salary: None

Duties: Votes on Amarillo College spending, policy, and employee hirings; decides employment of college president

Amarillo ISD Board of Trustees

Current officeholders: John Betancourt (2015), F. Scott Flow (2015), Jim Austin (2002)

Salary: None

Duties: Votes on Amarillo ISD policy and spending; decides employment of superintendent

Amarillo ISD Board of Trustees (Unexpired Term)

Current officeholders: Robin R. Malone (2018)

Salary: None

Duties: Votes on Amarillo ISD policy and spending; decides employment of superintendent

Note: Malone was appointed to replace James Allen, following his resignation earlier this year. Malone will be eligible to run for a full term.

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