Today (Friday) was the deadline for candidates to file for most municipal and other local offices on the May 6 uniform election ballot. A few local jurisdictions have other deadlines. In general, candidates have one week to withdraw from their respective races after the filing deadline.

Amarillo: Council member Randy Burkett decided not to seek re-election. Charles Sauer and Clarence Thomas Warren II are the only filed candidates for the seat. Overall, three seats are now open including the mayor’s. The mayoral candidates are Renea Dauntes, James Lowder and Ginger Nelson.

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