Another candidate has stepped up to publicly announce that they are considering running against Mayor Ginger Nelson in 2019.
Gordon Miller, an Amarillo retiree, told the Pioneer this week that he is considering running against Mayor Nelson in 2019. Miller says that he believes that he could use his leadership skills from his government service to get Amarillo on the right track.
"I will be willing to run for Mayor of Amarillo as we need leadership in Amarillo," Miller said in a statement. "That is something that the City is missing."
Miller is a retiree with decades of government experience. Miller is recently retired from the Bureau of Land Management, but has served with U.S. Department of Defense. Miller also says that he briefly worked for the Amarillo Globe-News as a technical supervisor.
Additionally, the former government official says that he has plans to make Amarillo "prosper," if he is elected in 2019.
"I have some wonderful plans and know how to make things happen to make this city prosper again," Miller said. "We need someone to step up now, come out of the shadows, and run for Mayor. If we don't get a good true conservative candidate to step up and run, then, folks, I will have to do it."
Miller says that he plans to run against Nelson, if no other strong candidate announces "soon."
Miller is the third candidate to recently announce that they are considering running against Ginger Nelson in 2019. 21-year-old construction worker Parker Robertson and Walker Mong Opportunity Ranch CEO Waylon Walker have also both announced that they are considering challenging the incumbent during next year's election.
Candidates can begin filing in January of next year to run for a seat on the Amarillo City Council or for the office of mayor. The election will be held in May, 2019.