Elaine Hays is a dedicated wife and mother, small business owner, community leader, and Amarillo City Councilmember for Place 1. She has called Amarillo her home since 1985. She and Tracy, her husband of 32 years, have four children (two of them married), two granddaughters, one grandson and another grandchild arriving in September 2019.
Elaine earned a Master of Science in Finance and Economics from West Texas A&M, BBA in Marketing from Texas Christian University (TCU) and completed her designation as a Certified Financial Planner from the College for Financial Planning. As a private wealth manager through Hays and Hays Financial Services, Elaine works with individuals to help identify, communicate and achieve their financial goals. Elaine has also co-authored two financial books, When God We Trust and Avoiding the Top Ten Money Mistakes.
Elaine has been active in the community as a board member for CareNet Pregnancy Center and Mission 2540, as well as participating in Leadership Amarillo/Canyon and Community FOR Country. Elaine is a former Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Congressional District 13.
Elaine enjoys reading, gardening and travel. She was a former basketball player at TCU and half-mile competitor and has participated in several sprint triathlons. She completed her first half-marathon in 2015.