Judge Richard Herman may be considering making a bid for a spot on the Amarillo City Council next year.
This week, an unnamed source close to Herman confirmed to the Amarillo Pioneer that the one-term justice of the peace is considering running for a seat on the City Council. The source went on to say that Herman has begun considering running after viewing what he feels has been poor representation on the part of the current City Council. It was not confirmed which of the five seats on the City Council Herman is considering pursuing.
Judge Herman was unavailable for comment at the time of this story’s publication.
Herman is a United States military veteran who has served as the Potter County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace since 2015. A Republican, Herman ousted Democratic incumbent Nancy Bosquez in the November 2014 election for the seat. Herman lost his bid for re-nomination earlier this year to Amarillo College police officer Robert Taylor. Taylor, previously the Democratic nominee for Potter County Sheriff in 2008, will face Democrat Claudia Griego in November.
Candidates can begin filing for seats on the Amarillo City Council, Amarillo College Board of Regents and the Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees in mid-January. Filing will end in mid-February. The election will be held in early May.