Lilia Escajeda declares intention to run for city commission

Amarillo, Texas - One prominent Amarillo citizen is already declaring her intentions to run for city commissioner this spring.

Lilia Escajeda will run for the place three commissioner spot currently held by Ron Boyd. Escajeda says, "I think I have the skills and requirements needed to fill this job and because I've worked with people all my life and I've really enjoyed doing that, so this would give me the opportunity to be at a policy making level."

Escajeda was named the Woman of the Year by the Amarillo Globe News in 2009 and has served on a variety of boards and committees for a number of years. Commissioner Boyd will not be seeking re-election this year.