Interview with Amarillo City Council candidates Tom Scherlen and Hobert 'Gunny' Brown


High Plains Pundit publisher Dan Butcher and co-host Mike Gay sit down with Amarillo City Council candidates Tom Sherlen and Hobert 'Gunny' Brown.



Sherlen is running for Place 3 on the Amarillo City Council. 

"I ran for this position two years ago. Since that time I have served on the Partnership for Development Progress was formed by the current Council. Which in this process I Learned a lot about about the infrastructure of the City and it’s needs.

"I also spent time watching and listening to the City Council’s meeting throughout the year. Where I was able to keep up with what was going on in City government; and see how City how it actually operates. Then I would discuss these issues with different citizens to see how the citizens felt about each and every issue. 

"During this last year I was also elected as the new Predident of the Amarillo Senior Citizens Association. Where I have been working with a new board to rebuild the organization definitely needed in our community with the median age of 65. 

"As you can see I love Amarillo and want to serve you the Citizens of this great city. I want to represent you and your views to the Council. I can make this promise to listen to you the citizens,"Sherlen said in a press release. 


Brown is running for Place 4 on the Amarillo City Council. He previously ran for Amarillo City Council in 2021, and was the founding treasurer for Save Amarillo PAC. 

Brown grew up in Dalhart, Texas and graduated from David W. Carter High School in Dallas in 1984. After graduation, Brown enlisted into the United States Marine Corps, where he served his country for twenty years, retiring with the rank of Gunnery Sergeant.

He is an active member of the community, contributing both time and knowledge to numerous organizations throughout the greater city of Amarillo.  

Gunny’s vision focuses on four main areas:

Restore Trust in City Hall

Stand for the residents and work to address their concerns and priorities 

Move Amarillo to a Single-Member District System

Ensure our Land Development Codes support residents priorities

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