Amarillo Matters Issues Endorsements
Posted By: Steve Pair - 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

 

Due to their hard work and meaningful results over the past two years, Amarillo Matters PAC is proud to endorse the following candidates in the upcoming city election: Mayor Ginger Nelson, Place One Council Member Elaine Hays, Place Two Council Member Freda Powell, Place Three Council Member Eddy Sauer, and Place Four Council Member Howard Smith. Amarillo Matters endorsed all the candidates for election in 2017 as well.

Amarillo Matters PAC can point to several successes by the council—Amarillo now has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state and the council’s efforts have positioned the city to welcome a new vet school.

“When the vet school happens, it’s going to be the biggest economic win our city has seen since Bell Helicopter,” Herrick said. “The economic impact from the school alone will be over $75 million annually, and when we have a medical, pharmacy and vet school along with a ground-breaking research facility on the same campus, many doors will open for our city."

The city council has also worked diligently to keep city taxes low while increasing the number of police officers and firefighters who work daily to keep us safe. The current budget adds 17 new police officers and five new firefighters. Local sales tax revenues have also increased thanks largely to the “Buy the Way” campaign, which all of the council championed.

“Our city has so much positive momentum right now and we believe this council will work hard to keep that going,” Herrick added. “We see no compelling reason to change course. Amarillo’s back to a pattern of success.”


Amarillo Matters was founded in 2016 by local citizens with the mission to identify, articulate and facilitate positive opportunities for Amarillo and the surrounding area.

 

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