Nelson earned 80 percent of the election's votes, resulting in a decisive victory over her two opponents for the lead role at City Hall. Nelson campaigned for growth in Amarillo's economy and job market, as well as increasing Amarillo's City Council's communication with residents.
Hays was one of two candidates who challenged current council members and defeated incumbent Elisha Demerson in the Place 1 race. She campaigned for a unified front between the Chamber of Commerce, city council and other major boards.
Powell went up against fellow election newcomer James Schenck to take the win with 76 percent of the vote. Powell has a background in supply chain management and campaigned with focuses on improving streets, public safety and communication with open government.
Sauer went up against Tom Warren II to take the win for Place 3 with 79% of the votes. Sauer has been a dentist in Amarillo for 30 years. He said his experience dealing with patients and healthcare will help him handle communication and budget planning on the council.
Smith is one of two candidates going up against an incumbent council member, and he defeated current member Mark Nair for Place 4. Smith has served on several city boards and wants to focus on listening to Amarilloans and restoring trust in the city.