The field of candidates looking for seats on the Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees is growing, but one incumbent remains unopposed with about a week left of candidate filings.
For full four-year terms on the board, two more candidates have joined the race, bringing the total number of filed candidates to six. Alonzo Everhart and Aaron Ladd became the fifth and sixth candidates vying for a seat this week, following the announced filing by commercial realtor Dick Ford earlier this week. Also running are incumbents Jim Austin and John Betancourt and challengers Ford and Kimberly Anderson.
Although, it is notable one name who is missing from that list. Incumbent F. Scott Flow, a local attorney, has not yet filed to run for another term on the board. Flow was first elected to the board in 2015, and also has served on the Lubbock Christian University Board of Trustees.
Meanwhile, in the race for the unexpired two year term on the board, incumbent Robin Malone is the only filed candidate. The winner of that race will fulfill the final two years of James Allen’s term on the board. Malone was appointed to the seat in 2018, and is looking to serve the final two years of the term, as well.
Candidate filings will continue through February 15th. Interested candidates can pick up more information about running through amaisd.org.