By Steven Rosas
A citizen of the ever bustling Amarillo, Texas since my birth in North West Texas Hospital, every aspect of my life has been sculpted here. From making lifelong friends at Avondale Elementary through Tascosa High School to attending mass on Sundays with my grandma at Our Lady of Guadalupe or Wednesday evenings at Trinity Fellowship Church as a teenager. Now, not only as an Entrepreneur and a business man, but most importantly (to me, at least) a husband and a father, Amarillo is home to the people and investments I love most and hold closest to my heart and mind!
Responsibilities realized in the faces of my family, friends, and neighbors and also in the successes and failures within our businesses and “side hustles” have taught me to be more compassionate and informed. In 2015, my convictions led me to entering an application for a vacated seat on the Amarillo City Council. I was not chosen, expectedly. I laugh about it now, but I did have a naive hopefulness. In the 3 wonderful years since then, several historic events were celebrated, many causes supported, controversies and conflicts were witnessed, and at the foundation of Amarillo’s growth, beauty and innovation are the fingerprints of resilient Amarillo citizens. Here, some of the most innovative entrepreneurs, talented artists, and smartest professionals live, work, play, and move away. I’m tired of watching my talented friends, neighbors and family set up in towns they say have more opportunities!
For these reasons (and more), I, Steven R Rosas Jr., will be on the Amarillo ballots as an empathetic and compassionate public employee that communicates directly and often with neighbors that have concerns, as a voter that will never put my interests before public input, and as a citizen who was born and raised in this beautiful city and wishes to not only support current growth and progress but cultivate and inspire a renewed passion towards opportunities and innovations that will keep our sons and daughters close!
Happy Thanksgiving and never forget to vote!