Two new candidates have claimed their spots on the ballot ahead of the May 4th election in Amarillo.
According to filings with the Amarillo city secretary, paralegal Claudette R. Smith filed her paperwork on Thursday to run for mayor in the upcoming Amarillo city election. This filing makes Smith the only filed candidate to run against Mayor Ginger Nelson, with former Potter County justice of the peace Richard Herman expected to file soon.
Additionally, Councilwoman Freda Powell filed for her spot on the ballot on Thursday. Powell was the second person to file in the City Council, Place 2 race, with Treva L. Harper already filed to challenge Powell.
Candidate filings will continue through February 15th in Amarillo. The elections will be held on May 4th.