AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — The president of Amarillo Area Transgender Advocacy Group is running for mayor
"I am a transgender man who has lived in the Amarillo community for 18 years," said Sam Burnett. " I would like to see our community be more accepting and loving to all members of our community."
Burnett filed his ballot application on Tuesday.
"I hope to focus more on community and equality throughout our city. I believe that we have a large portion of our community that needs representing," said Burnett.
Burnett also said we need to do more to help our poverty stricken communities.
He encouraged people to get out and vote, calling the normal turnout "embarrassingly low."
"It is time that we focus on love and not hate," said Burnett.
Burnett joins a crowded field that includes:
The municipal election is May 6.
The filing period ends Feb. 17.