Mar. 8, 2017
Amarillo Matters, a local political action committee, is throwing its weight behind mayoral candidate Ginger Nelson.
In a political advertisement mailed out earlier this week, The PAC labeled Nelson, and Place 2 and Place 3 hopefuls Freda Powell and Dr. Eddy Sauer, as the ones to watch in the upcoming municipal elections. Representatives with Amarillo Matters say the decision was based on feedback from community members and its vision for a strong city built upon the principles of free enterprise, economic growth, fiscal responsibility and traditional family values.
Cori Burns, a spokesperson for Amarillo Matters, said the PAC plans to endorse a candidate for each seat, but are still “in conversations about the other endorsements.” Burns said the PAC has not made any financial contributions to any of the candidates, but the possibility is not off the table.
Nelson said she was pleased to be endorsed by the group.
“Our campaign has made a commitment to building a diverse coalition of residents who share my positive vision for Amarillo and support my platform, which focuses on critical needs across the community,” she said. “It’s time to come together to stop the political infighting and bring stability back to our city.”
Nelson, who previously served on the Amarillo Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors, told the Globe-News her platform will revolve around economic development, fiscal responsibility and improving communication between the city and its community.