Amarillo has its first candidate for the Amarillo College Board of Regents in the upcoming local elections.
Jack Westbrook, a local retiree, confirmed on Monday that he plans to seek a seat on the Board of Regents in the upcoming May 2019 local elections. Westbrook previously ran for office in 2018, as the Libertarian nominee for State Senator, District 31. Westbrook ran against Republican Kel Seliger, who eventually won re-election. Westbrook currently serves as chairman of the Potter County Libertarian Party
The AC Board of Regents will have three seats up for grabs this year, with incumbents Paul Proffer, David Woodburn, and Johnny Mize up for re-election. The board is responsible for setting policy for the college, including tax rates, and approving the school’s budget. The Board of Regents also approves the employment of the college president.
Filing will begin next week for the offices. The election will be held on May 4th.