Saturday showed that Amarillo is either happy with their elected leaders or the city is not too engaged in politics.
Mayor Debra McCartt and all four commissioners won reelection easily. The "closest" race was Madison Scott winning the Place 1 seat with 65.6 percent of the vote.
McCartt won with 79.8 percent, while commissioners Brian Eades (80.9), Ron Boyd (73.2) and Jim Simms (66.7) ease into another two-year term.
Turnout, as expected, was abysmal. Campaigning was low key. There's more excitement in student council elections.
The message this sends is a mixed bag. But I'm not sure rubber stamping all the incumbents in every two years is a good thing. The city needs more involvement.