Amarillo, Texas – Moving Forward



Common Sense Values.

Why I'm Running

Amarillo’s my home, it always has been. And the last two years as your councilman has reinforced my belief that our city is capable of moving in the right direction. And with your vote, we can do that together.
A new wave of decision-makers are about to be elected to lead this city. And I continue to think that a fair playing field for all citizens is achievable. This happens when you apply common sense solutions, and when you do that, a culture of community will flourish.
As we move forward with this campaign I want to stress three key points that I believe are absolutely necessary for this next phase in our city.

Public Safety

What’s that mean? Well, I strongly believe that public safety is a foundational priority. Our number one goal is to protect our most vulnerable. We need to take care of our first responders and their needs and the city budget needs to reflect this. We need a more focused police presence in our community.
We can build our budget around the men and women of the Amarillo Police Department and the Amarillo Fire Department. Every day they put their lives on the line to serve and protect us. It’s time we take care of them.
This can be done without raising taxes. These men and women deserve to be paid for the daily sacrifice. We don’t want them to leave because they’ll get paid more somewhere else. We need to retain our quality people with good quality wages.

Streets & Infrastructure

With our budget, it’s our job to build a plan for growth and infrastructure, but it has to make sense. We can not allow ourselves to create plans that will lead us to bigger and meaningless debt. I’m not opposed to growth, let’s fix what we have instead of raising taxes. I’m used to working with my hands and it’s going to take a lot of hard work and long nights but it can be done.

Clean Up Amarillo

I’m tired of seeing our city this way. Let’s take pride and Clean Up Amarillo! Every day tourists make their pit stops here. That means revenue for both small and big business owners. We can make a better impression, not just for them but for us, all of us that live here. If you’re single, married, kids, or no kids, Amarillo needs to shine from north to south and east to west. I want to clean our streets and alleys and parks so that we can enjoy our city. Let’s improve trash pickup and solid waste collection and hold each other accountable!

About Me

Cole Stanley isn’t a politician, he’s a problem solver who believes you need to roll up your sleeves and show up when people need you. Cole is a proven leader who has dedicated more than 20 years of serving people in our community. An entrepreneur and business leader, Cole is an experienced mediator and problem solver. As Amarillo business owners face uncertainty, he brings a lifetime of experience from building successful businesses and making payroll.

Cole was born and raised in Amarillo and has been in business as a commercial/residential builder since 1999. He serves on the Arrow Child and Family Ministries board of directors and is a founding member of Arrow Health Solutions. Cole and his family are members at Messiah’s House Church and has a heart for mentoring business owners. He has dedicated his life to encourage and foster small businesses through mentoring and has helped start nearly 30 small businesses in Amarillo, nearly all of whom are still operating today. “Above all else, I believe that access to opportunity should be across Amarillo and not limited by education, status, or zip code.”

“We live in a great city and those of us who live here have one thing in common: we all want what’s best for Amarillo and the people who live here. I am excited to announce my candidacy and ready to go to work for you.”

Strategies Serving the whole community

Simple solutions for everyday problems.
Public Safety
Streets & Infrastructure
Clean up Amarillo

Mayor Cole Stanley 


Working Together For A Better Amarillo

Blair Schaffer Endorses Cole Stanley
Young Conservatives of Texas | West Texas A&M Chapter Endorsement

Press Release

Where I Started


Media Links

Channel 4

Texas Tech Physicians set to host free memory screening event

CoA invests $71 million in Northeast Sanitary Sewer Interceptor Project

City of Amarillo officials meet to discuss City Manager Jared Miller

Jared Miller out as Amarillo City Manager, will receive $730K+ in severance, separation

City of Amarillo, Potter County, Randall County to host disaster declaration-related public meetings

City of Amarillo to resume sandbag distribution at 11 a.m.

City of Amarillo issues disaster declaration, provides safety tips amid rainfall, flooding

City of Amarillo hosts storm update press conference

Amarillo City Council meeting time shifts to 3 p.m. every other Tuesday

New Amarillo City Council members host first regular meeting

Amarillo Mayor-elect Cole Stanley, incoming City Council members take oath of office

Election results on the High Plains: May 6, 2023 municipal elections

Meet the candidates in the May 2023 elections on the High Plains

Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson, Councilmember Cole Stanley, Businessman Alex Fairly speak on Tuesday’s City Council meeting

Amarillo City Council votes 4-1 to approve new employee agreement with city manager

Amarillo Place One City Councilmember Cole Stanley announces plan to run for Mayor in May 2023

Reactions to Amarillo Civic Center lawsuit ruling

Amarillo Mayor, other Texas mayors, call for more gun reform in state

North Heights neighborhood split on rezoning, more community input wanted

Amarillo City Council votes to withdraw certificates of obligation for city hall project

Amarillo City Council pass budget; residents to vote on property tax increase in November

Amarillo City Council discusses moving forward with Amarillo Civic Center and City Hall

Channel 7

Abortion ordinance dominates marathon Amarillo City Council meeting

Repairs begin at Amarillo water treatment facility after nearly 1 million gallons of partially treated sewage spills in 3 days

Amarillo Mayor responds to comments made by North Heights activists

Amarillo City Council votes 5-0 to fire City Manager Jared Miller

Amarillo City Council to discuss firing City Manager Jared Miller, appointing interim

City leaders discuss ways to alleviate flooding issues

Disaster declaration signed by Amarillo Mayor due to severe weather, prolonged flooding

Amarillo City Council sets new meeting time

Hello, Goodbye: New Amarillo mayor, council sworn in, current council says farewell

City Councilman Cole Stanley wins Amarillo mayor’s race with 75% of the vote

Amarillo City Council discusses ‘potential violation’ by Cole Stanley, takes no action

Your Voice/Your Vote: ABC 7 2023 Amarillo Mayoral Debate

Amarillo City Manager Jared Miller gets $19,000 raise

Amarillo City Councilman Cole Stanley announces he’s running for Mayor

Councilwoman Freda Powell running for Amarillo Mayor

Alex Fairly announces he’s not running for Amarillo mayor, backs Councilman Cole Stanley

Judge rules against City of Amarillo in suit challenging legality of Civic Center project

Amarillo councilmember pumping the brakes on City Hall project

Amarillo approves negotiation with architect on city hall project

Discussion for a new Amarillo City Hall continues

Mayor Nelson, incumbent council members defeat challengers to retain seats in Amarillo

The Amarillo Pioneer

Analyzing Amarillo City Council Board Appointments: By The Numbers

Amarillo City Council Appoints Patel to AEDC Board

Stanley Floats Possible Charter Amendment Election

Cole Stanley Endorses Caroline Fairly for Texas House District 87

Freeman Appointed Interim City Manager, Gets Raise

Lawsuit in Executive Session

Miller to Be Paid Over $730K in Separation Agreement

Council Votes to End City Manager’s Employment

Special Meeting Called to “Consider Separation Agreement With City Manager”

Council to Tackle Flooding During Special Thursday Meeting

Council Moves Regular Meeting Time to 3 pm

Agenda for Second City Council Onboarding Workshop Released

Ginger Nelson Leaves Office, Remains on City Boards

Mayor Cole Stanley & New Councilmen Take Office

Swearing-in Agenda Set, Sisemore to Speak

Cole Stanley’s Mayoral Race Vote Total Makes History

Stanley Defeats Powell

Stanley Releases Video Reacting to Tuesday’s Council Meeting

Cole Stanley Releases ‘Crossroads’ TV Ad

The Amarillo Pioneer Podcast Ep. 83 – Cole Stanley, candidate for Amarillo mayor

Stanley Secures Standing Ovation Amidst Messy Meeting

Editorial: Thoughts on Tuesday’s City Council Meeting

‘Let’s Get Started’: Mayoral Candidate Cole Stanley Launches TV Ad

Texas GOP Backs Cole Stanley & Tom Scherlen

Details of Amended City Manager Contract Unveiled

City Council Votes to Require Supermajority to Remove City Manager

Senior Citizens Group Backs Stanley for Mayor

Stanley Backs Tipps & Scherlen for Council, Will Not Endorse in Places 1 or 4

Potter County GOP Endorses Stanley, Scherlen

Cole Stanley Announces Mayoral Campaign

Alex Fairly Endorses Cole Stanley for Mayor

Potential Mayoral Candidate Alex Fairly Warns Some Won’t Like His Small Government Philosophy

Stanley Wins: Council Cuts Tax Rate

Amarillo City Council Approves Expanded Pavilion Proposal

Cole Stanley Named 2021 Amarillo Pioneer of the Year

Joanne Garcia Flores Endorsed by Cole Stanley in Runoff Election

Alex Fairly Sues City Over Civic Center Plan

Mayor and Critics Respond to Civic Center Lawsuit

New Council Debuts Meeting Changes: Stanley In, Velvet Ropes Out

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