Another candidate is considering a bid for a spot on the Amarillo City Council in 2019.
Waylon Walker, the chief executive officer of Walker-Mong Opportunity Ranch in Canyon, told the Amarillo Pioneer on Friday that he has decided to consider a bid to challenge an incumbent on the Amarillo City Council in 2019. Walker said that he decided to consider a bid due to the City of Amarillo forgetting the town's roots.
"As the city grows we can't forget our roots," Walker told the Amarillo Pioneer. "Texans are known for being caring. It's time to get back to that and make sure everybody has a voice and is cared for."
In addition to his role at the Walker-Mong Opportunity Ranch, Walker says that he is currently enrolled as a student at West Texas A&M University, studying wildlife biology.
Walker is one of several possible candidates who have already begun exploring bids for the City Council in 2019. Construction worker Parker Robertson has announced that he is considering running for mayor and Shane Mullins and homeless advocate Kip Billups have also made moves toward a possible run for the Amarillo City Council.
Candidates can begin filing for the City Council in January of next year. Mayor Ginger Nelson and the four other members of the City Council will be up for re-election.