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

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Where I Started


Media Links

Channel 4

Next steps for Sanctuary City for the Unborn petition to be taken at next city council meeting

Amarillo’s Mayor Cole Stanley hit with chair during Texas Route 66 festival finale

Comments following Amarillo City Council vote on abortion ordinance petition

City of Amarillo invites community to meet finalist for city manager position

AISD Board of Trustees, Amarillo City Council, Potter County Commissioners host work session to discuss enrollment

Texas A&M University Board of Regents approve land deal to bring mental health hospital to Amarillo

City of Amarillo announce 2024 Charter Review Citizens Committee

Amarillo City Council hosts work session on Amarillo City Charter review

Members of Amarillo Fire Department, Amarillo Police Department propose pay increase to city council

Amarillo to celebrate 4th of July with ‘Independence Day +1 Fireworks and Drone Show’ on July 5

68 inmates baptized during first 2024 baptism at Randall County Jail

AT&T to help improve area digital divide with $80,000 award to Amarillo Area Foundation

Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine students to receive white coats during ceremony

Amarillo City Council holds work session to discuss draft sanctuary city ordinances

Amarillo City Council passes border-related resolution

City of Amarillo considers leasing agreement to address vehicle fleet problem

Amarillo PD searching for new police chief, Chief Birkenfeld promoted

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott visits Amarillo; endorses Caroline Fairly and talks border, school choice

Amarillo City Council passes Certificates of Obligation regarding street improvements and airplane hangars

Group petitioning for Amarillo anti-abortion ordinance

Amarillo City Council holds work session to discuss draft sanctuary city ordinances

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

Amarillo mayor participates in TX Route 66 Festival wrestling show

City of Amarillo could sell downtown property, barely break even

Amarillo City Council rejects so-called abortion travel ban

Amarillo citizens meet city manager finalists

Amarillo Charter Review Citizens Committee holds first meeting

Amarillo City Council tables Sanctuary City for the Unborn’s proposed ordinance

Amarillo announces finalists for city manager

Petition to make Amarillo a Sanctuary City for the Unborn deemed valid

Amarillo City Council interviews 2 of 6 semifinalists for city manager

Amarillo City Council nominates 10 people to Charter Review Citizens Committee

Amarillo council may reconsider abortion travel ban after residents gather 10k signatures

Amarillo ISD board, city officials discuss declining enrollment, potential school closures

Petition to make Amarillo ‘sanctuary city for unborn’ submitted at city hall

Amarillo City Council repeals controversial massage ordinance, eyes new policy

Amarillo looks to ‘re-root’ former residents in major workforce expansion strategy

Amarillo City Council approves new interim city manager

Amarillo Mayor Cole Stanley calls massage ordinance a mistake, city will start over

Amarillo City Council discussing rescinded promotions, changes to massage ordinance

Enforcement of controversial massage ordinance put on hold

City of Amarillo’s massage ordinance creating uproar weeks before inspections start

City of Amarillo considering expanding Grand Street to 5-lanes after deadly head-on crash

Mayor: Section of street where 3 killed in head-on crash jointly owned by city, county

Amarillo City Council considering $36,000 contract to hire firm for city manager search

Community demands City of Amarillo fix road where 3 were killed in a head-on crash

Caroline Fairly’s campaign says it has raised $300,000

Abortion-free America aimed via sanctuary city initiative and citizen’s role

Amarillo City Council debates proposed ordinances tightening abortion access

Amarillo City Council discusses possible ordinances to further protect the unborn

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

Channel 10

Medical community voices concerns over proposed Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance

Amarillo City Council rejects both versions of Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance

Amarillo citizens meet city manager finalists

City of Amarillo announces finalists for city manager, invites public to meet-and-greet

City of Amarillo: Petition for proposed Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance is valid

Stakeholders discuss Amarillo ISD’s declining enrollment

Amarillo City Council attempting to rewrite city charter

Amarillo City Council to discuss possible revisions to Massage Establishment Ordinance

City of Amarillo: Next step in Massage Establishment Ordinance begins in March

THE CHAT: Amarillo Mayor Cole Stanley on making voices heard

City of Amarillo discusses conditions on Grand Street following deadly head-on crash

Citizens petitioning to establish Amarillo as a ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’

Amarillo City Council discusses possible ordinances to further protect the unborn

Amarillo City Council listens to public comment on ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn

The Commons at St. Anthony’s construction now over 50% complete

Mayor Stanley addresses state of city’s contract with Randall County Jail

Amarillo Police Department, City of Amarillo working to curb panhandling

City of Amarillo launches ‘Say No To Panhandling’ campaign

Amarillo unites against domestic violence with an awareness walk

City of Amarillo declares local disaster after prolonged severe weather, flooding

New Mayor Cole Stanley talks on his future plans for his term

VIDEO: New Mayor Cole Stanley on plans for his term

New Mayor, council members sworn in during Amarillo city council meeting

May 6 Local Election Results

Moments become tense at Amarillo city council meeting during potential policy violation discussion

Watch the 2023 Amarillo Mayoral Debate here

THE CHAT: Cole Stanley is running for city of Amarillo mayor

Amarillo City Council Splits Setting Maximum Property Tax Rate

COVID-19 impacting completion time for homes in Amarillo by 2-3 months

With more people coming to Amarillo, general contractors steadily increase business

Amarillo City Council discuss tax increase, residents likely to vote

The Amarillo Pioneer

Council to Receive Request for Abortion Ordinance Election, No Action Expected

Amarillo City Council to Consider Spending Nearly $2.7 Million

Charter Review Committee to Finalize Recommendations Thursday

Cole Stanley Hit With Chair at Wrestling Event

Charter Review Committee Eyes Larger Council & Longer Terms

City Council to Vote and Potentially Call Election on Abortion Ordinance

City Council to Consider Spending $7.2 Million

City to Sell Downtown Property, Will Barely Break Even

Texas House Incumbents Lose Primary Runoffs

Stanley Gives Remarks on Sanctuary City for Unborn Petition

Amarillo Election History: Odds Favor Mayoral Incumbents in Re-Election Bids

Amarillo City Council Names Honorary Mayor

Anti-Abortion Citizen Committee Submits Petition Signatures

City Council Names Shortlist for Charter Review Committee

City Council to Discuss Possible Charter Amendment Election

Stanley ‘Not Ok With How’ 2016 Proposition Dollars Were Spent

City Council Discussing Joint Meeting With AISD & Potter County

City Council Discusses Resolution to Support Abbott on Border

Council Proposes New Jail Deal, Approves Transport Item in Split Vote

Baker Tilly Emerges as Council Favorite for City Manager Search Firm

Beardless Councilmembers Split on Pick for Best Facial Hair

The Amarillo Pioneer’s Top News Stories of 2023

Read the Abortion Ordinances Being Considered by Amarillo City Council

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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