‘Amarillo Matters’ … to whom and for what purpose?

A new political action committee has popped up on Amarillo’s landscape.

It’s called Amarillo Matters.

I took a quick look at its website. I found a tab at the top labeled “About Us.” You see these things on websites all the time. The tab implies some information about the PAC, its sponsors, its intent, perhaps a statement or two about how it hopes to achieve whatever noble end it seeks.

Here is what I found:

http://www.amarillomatters.com/about_us/

OK, I’ve read the mission statement a couple of times. It’s noble, high-minded and — I’ll presume for a moment — well-intended.

What I cannot gather, though, is its source. Who are the folks backing it, supporting it presumably with money or who this group intends to benefit?

It says it intends to elect leaders with “impeccable character” and who are “focused on the needs and well-being of the citizens of Amarillo.” Well, duh? Who isn’t — in their own heart and mind — focused on those things?

I, too, want the best for our city. My wife and I pay our taxes, we enjoy the perks the city has to offer, we enjoy some of the quality of life accoutrements available to us? We want more of it.

Amarillo Matters? Who are you?

One thought on “‘Amarillo Matters’ … to whom and for what purpose?”

  1. John,

    You’ve asked some easy questions in your blog post. You ask: “Who are the folks backing it, supporting it presumably with money or who this group intends to benefit? … Amarillo Matters? Who are you?”

    This can be resolved easily; the donor list is here:

    http://204.65.203.5/public/100652109.pdf

    It appears to be the a few car dealers, medical professionals, oilmen, and the entire Underwood law firm. If you want to know what they have in mind, you should probably call and ask. I’ve worked with a lot of the donors, and they are, I assume, good people.

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