Potter County GOP passes resolution calling for Alex Fairly mayoral run


On Monday, the Potter County Republican Executive Committee passed a resolution calling on local businessman Alex Fairly to run for mayor of Amarillo in the upcoming May city elections.

Part of the resolution states:

1. Alex Fairly sued the city for misuse of tax dollars and won, scoring one of the biggest wins for local taxpayers in decades

2. Conservatives need a strong candidate on the ballot for mayor to restore sanity and fiscal responsibility at city hall

3. The Potter County Republican Party Executive Committee understands the need for a strong conservative candidate like Fairly on the ballot this year

The resolution comes after 13th Congressional District Rep. Ronny Jackson recently posted on Facebook that he would endorse a Fairly mayoral candidacy.

“I visited with Alex Fairly this week while back home in Amarillo, and let me say this: he’d make a fantastic mayor. He’s a proven advocate for Amarillo’s taxpayers, and he’s already stopped a huge tax increase with the civic center fiasco. 

"If Alex runs, he has my total endorsement," Jackson said.

During a recent interview with local journalist Lance Lahnert, Fairly stated he has not ruled out running for mayor. Fairly went on to say that while he really does not want to be the mayor, there is a scenario where he would consider running for the office. He did not specify what that scenario would be.

If Fairly does run, he already has the full encouragement of the Potter County GOP.

"The Potter County Republican Party Executive Committee joins Congressman Ronny Jackson in formally encouraging Alex Fairly to run for mayor this year," the resolution states.

Fairly is president of The Fairly Group. He began his career as a database analyst and worked his way through the ranks until he was hired as an insurance producer at HRH, world’s largest publicly-traded insurance and risk management company. 

HRH became Willis Towers Watson, which then became The Fairly Group in 2016 when Fairly bought the company. 

Fairly earned a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from WT in 1985 and received a WTAMU Distinguished Alumni Award in 2017. 

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