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Amarillo city councilman Howard Smith will seek re-election

Howard Smith
On Monday, Amarillo city councilman Howard Smith announced that he will be seeking re-election in 2019. on Monday he is seeking a second term. Smith made the announcement in front of family, friends, and supporters at the Charles Warford Activity Center.

“The Warford Center is just one example of the many accomplishments in which I’m proud to have played an instrumental role during my first term. I look forward to sharing that success story with the residents of Amarillo, along with my vision for the next few years.”

“It’s a critical time for economic development in Amarillo.

“We are currently working on Neighborhood Plans for North Heights, the Barrio and San Jacinto, which will help improve quality of life for thousands of residents. We are also working closely with our state legislators to solidify the future of the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine," Smith said.

A graduate of Amarillo High School, Smith attended Baylor University where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Math and Physics and his Masters in Business Administration. He then joined the Navy, attending U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School and U.S. Navy Supply School.

Upon graduation, Smith held several critical positions aboard the USS Guadalcanal, LPH 7, which focused on financial management and accountability.

Following his service in the Navy, Smith returned home and became part owner of the Hub Clothiers. He served as Vice President and Controller until branching out on his own in 1980 and creating Howard Smith Co., Realtors.

Over the years, Smith has served in a number of leadership positions. He was on the Amarillo Independent School District (AISD) Board of Trustees for 10 years, the Amarillo Planning and Zoning Commission for nine years, the Amarillo Comprehensive Plan Implementation Advisory Committee for four years, the Potter County Appraisal Review Board for four years, and the Wayland Baptist University Board of Trustees for nine years, among others.

Smith and his wife of 50-years, Carol, have two grown sons and five grandchildren.

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