Potter County Commissioner - Precinct Four
Alphonso Vaughn

Alphonso S. Vaughn serves as County Commissioner Precinct Four for Potter County State of Texas and has been employed by B&W Pantex Plant of Amarillo for thirty-two years.  

He is in his second term as Commission for Precinct Four where he has lived all his life while in Amarillo. As a viable member of the Commissioner’s Court he works with the County Judge and the other three Commissioners to adopt the budget for the county as well as making sure that the tax rate is sufficient to fund the personnel; makes sure the equipment is well maintained and the infrastructure which is necessary to assure the county gets all the services to help it thrive; helps establish precinct boundaries, determine the number and type of county employees and their compensation, acquire property for rights of way or other public uses, adopt and enforce subdivision regulations, subsidizes rural fire protection, and supervises and controls the county courthouse and other county buildings and facilities.  He currently oversees the Fire Department and the Election Board for the County of Potter.

Alphonso is a native of Amarillo, Texas, where he resides with his wife Linda. They have two daughters, two sons, (one deceased) and eight grandchildren.  He is a civil rights and community leader, and a member of the Johnson Chapel AME Church.  He served proudly in the US Navy, attended the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Oklahoma where he majored in Journalism.

Alphonso is a past president of the Amarillo, Texas Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) where he served as President for five two-year terms for a total of 10 years.  He was appointed as the Northwest Texas Regional Coordinator for the Texas State NAACP.  Alphonso served on the Amarillo Hospital Board of Managers and Indigent Care and has served on many other civic boards within the Panhandle area of Texas.  He has also served as a HOST mentor for the Margaret Wills Elementary School in Amarillo, Texas.  

Alphonso has been the Community Liaison for facilitating the collaboration among members of the community, City and State Government officials, legal authorities and others to establish a full functioning Substance Abuse / Half-way house for ex-offenders.  This represents the first transitional center in the city of Amarillo and its surrounding areas.  Alphonso served as the Chairman of the Advisory Board for this facility and is serving on the board of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats Amarillo Chapter.    

Commissioner Alphonso Vaughn

500 South Fillmore, Suite 124
Amarillo, TX 79101
(806) 379-2424

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