Single member district fight continues

Fransetta Crow
Fransetta Crow

NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - The Amarillo elections are done, but the fight for single member districts is far from over.

The proposition overwhelmingly failed, with three out of four voters saying they do not like the idea.

But for some who strongly believe it's the only fair way for all of Amarillo to be represented in city government, this is not the end, but rather just the beginning.

They plan to take the issue as far up the chain as they have to... Their first attempt is to take it to Austin... And try to make it a state law that every Texas city has to have single member districts.

Fransetta Crow says, "We have Whites at the table. We have Hispanics at the table. But we don't have African Americans at the table. Right now the way it's set up at large, there's no way that we could ever get enough votes to ever get an African American in and I think it's not fair and it's a disadvantage and it's a bad image for the City of Amarillo."

Crow believes this is so important she told us she's willing to take it all the way to the Supreme Court.