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Pedigo Files Campaign Appointment, Plans to Not Raise More Than $500

Hayden Pedigo has taken a step toward running for the Amarillo City Council, and is making good on one of his campaign pledges.

Pedigo filed a campaign treasurer appointment this week with the Amarillo city secretary’s office, declaring his intention to begin raising money for a possible bid for Place 1 on the City Council. Pedigo’s appointment contained a modified declaration, stating that he will not raise or spend more than $500 on his bid. If he ends up changing his mind or exceeding that limit, he can amend his declaration later.

An amended treasurer appointment is relatively rare to Amarillo City Council races, but has occurred a few times in the last few cycles. In 2015, V. Brandon Smith did not raise money in his bid for Place 3 on the City Council, and mayoral candidate Renea Dauntes did the same in 2017.

Pedigo is currently set to run for Elaine Hays’ seat on the City Council, although he has not officially declared and his treasurer appointment does not guarantee a place on the ballot. Hays has an active treasurer appointment, but has not declared whether she will run for re-election.

The election will be held in May 2019.


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